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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police in Hong Kong and China bust massive cross-border illegal betting ring

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:40pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Cross-border operation apparently run by triads allegedly took in up to HK$500 million a day, police say after raids in HK and mainland Police bust massive illegal betting ring Investigators in Hong Kong and the mainland have smashed a cross-border gambling syndicate that took up to HK$500 million a day in illegal soccer bets, police said yesterday. ...

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    56 arrests as police smash cross-border betting ring

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com 56 arrests as police smash cross-border betting ring Police say they have busted a sophisticated cross-border bookmaking ring that netted HK$1.2 billion in horse-racing bets and resulted in 56 arrests. Headed by a Hong Kong man, the syndicate evaded police detection by taking bets via a password-protected, members-only website that was maintained by its ...

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    Cross-border thieves with a taste for luxury handbags held

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Thieves with a taste for luxury held A burglary gang that recruited mainland illegal immigrants into Hong Kong to rob chain stores of designer products has been smashed with the arrest of six men, police say. An initial pr ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Seven mainland women arrested trying to cross border at Deep Bay

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by CLIFFOD LO

    ... Clifford Lo Clifford.lo@scmp.com Seven women arrested trying to enter HK or leave after living and working in city illegally Mainland women picked up trying to cross border Marine police arrested seven mainland women trying to cross the border illegally by sea at Deep Bay yesterday. Officers spotted a five-metre-long speedboat, which had no navigation lights, near the Hong ...

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    Shenzhen woman weeps as she gets two months' jail over parallel trading

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, LAI YING-KIG

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Cross-border businesswoman tearfully hears two-month sentence after pleading guilty Shenzhen woman jailed over parallel trading A mainland parallel trader ... by working as a trader. Sha Tin Court Magistrate Merinda Chow Yin-chu rejected a defence plea for lenience, but reduced the sentence by one month, owing to the guilty plea. Zhang was among 131 people ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    14 arrested in border trading crackdown

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... border checks almost a year ago to curb cross-border trading in infant formula that had led to a shortage for local babies. Yesterday, immigration and police officers arrested nine men and five ... The action was taken in response to growing discontent about product prices being pushed up by traders who buy goods in bulk to profit from demand on the mainland. So far, 107 mainlanders have been ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Nanjing ‘smugglers’ accused of cheating tax-free scheme for Chinese border residents

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 06:36pm by Li Jing

    ... – in government-designated marketplaces, according to trade pacts with neighbouring countries including Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. These are called cross-border barter transactions. Residents need a special ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Interpol seizes US$2.2b worth of bets as illegal gambling on World Cup soars

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:06pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... last year while punters in the city lost HK$12 billion in illicit bets. Even before this year's tournament started, a large cross-border operation in early June found evidence of HK$370 ... also a Hongkonger- was arrested in Hong Kong along with about 20 others from the same syndicate. "This is a massive cross-border illegal betting syndicate," Chief Superintendent Eddie ...

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    Customs seize HK$27m haul of smuggled ivory at Kwai Chung

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... was the outcome of a two-month-long, cross-border investigation by Hong Kong and Guangdong customs agents. The unprecedented haul weighed 3.8 tonnes- 1.6 tonnes more than was seized worldwide in the whole ... to the mainland, describing the seizure as "an isolated incident". Before the international trade in ivory was banned under the CITES convention in 1990, Hong Kong was a major importer of, trader ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong customs hunt mainlander helping viewers pirate World Cup coverage

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:50pm by Clifford Lo

    ... the boxes were made on the mainland, customs would seek help from their cross-border counterparts to find the manufacturing plant. Under the Copyright Ordinance, such activity carries a maximum ...




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