Live crickets seized by Huanggang Customs recently. Eight crickets, one of which is estimated to be worth up to 10,000 yuan (US$1,448), were found inside luggage carried by an inbound traveler who didn’t declare the crickets.
It is illegal for cross-border travelers to carry live insects into China, according to relevant laws and regulations. The traveler said the crickets were to enter China to participate in a contest held in Ningyang, Shandong Province. The crickets have been destroyed.