Mysterious packages of frozen US Angus beef wash up on Tuen Mun beach

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department cleaned up about 50 kilograms’ worth of the frozen beef on Golden Beach in Tuen Mun. Photos: Facebook/Michael Mo (left), LCSD (right)
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department cleaned up about 50 kilograms’ worth of the frozen beef on Golden Beach in Tuen Mun. Photos: Facebook/Michael Mo (left), LCSD (right)

Sun, sand, sea and… frozen Angus beef?

That was the sight that beachgoers were treated to in Tuen Mun, where packages of raw meat were spotted washing up on a shore Monday.

A picture posted to Facebook by Tuen Mun district councilor Michael Mo showed at least five blocks of frozen beef floating in the water in Golden Beach.

They had markings that indicated them as Angus beef from the US, Mo said, adding that he had reached out to the relevant government departments on the matter.

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department told local media that personnel had already cleared around 50 kilograms’ worth of the suspected frozen meat.

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It’s not the first time that unappetizing surprises have found their way to Golden Beach. Last July, dozens of pig knuckles and chicken wings were seen floating in the water and washed up on the shores, scaring beachgoers and prompting large clean-up operations.

The animal parts are believed to have been from a cargo ship or a smuggler’s boat near the southern Chinese city of Dongguan, where pig knuckles and chicken wings were also spotted littering a coastline.

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