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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Over 90 arrested in parallel trading blitz near border

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Five are Hongkongers suspected of recruiting mainlanders; HK$700,000 of goods seized Over 90 arrested in parallel trading blitz near border More than 90 people were arrested on suspicion of parallel trading in a crackdown near the border with Shenzhen yesterday. Of the arrests, 54 men and 40 women, aged between 18 and 64, were mainlanders and five men ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    36 people arrested in parallel trading raids in Fo Tan and Sheung Shui

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Immigration and police extend joint crackdown on importers, making first arrests in Fo Tan 36 HELD IN PARALLEL TRADE SWOOPS Immigration officers extended their joint operation with police against parallel importers to Fo Tan, arresting 36 people in the past two days- and warned they may hold regular raids in future until the trade is wiped ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    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 wept as she was sent to jail for two months yesterday after pleading guilty to working in Hong Kong in violation of immigration rules. Zhang Zhuoyan, a 44-year-old Shenzhen resident, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Only 8 charged out of 131 arrested in parallel traders' swoop in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Only 8 charged after traders' swoop Only eight of 131 mainlanders arrested on Wednesday in connection with the parallel-goods export business were ... the previously trolley-clogged Sheung Shui railway station that residents said was the warehouse for many parallel imports transported to the mainland daily. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    SCMP photographer slapped and abused near border

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... none of your business that we are parallel trading. No pictures," one of the two men said. Others left the scene when police arrived but the two men were arrested. Post editor-in-chief ... and abused near the border Police arrested two men yesterday after a South China Morning Post photographer taking pictures of mainland parallel-goods traders stocking up on milk powder was slapped ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Immigration hit list forgets local parallel-goods traders

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... the list is all visitors … The mainland has a law to regulate Hong Kong people engaged in the parallel-goods trading business. "We have no rights to regulate the entry and exit of permanent ... The immigration chief has revealed for the first time that the department's list of suspected parallel-goods traders does not feature any Hong Kong people, despite them accounting for the bulk ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    City's security chief meets ministers in Australia and New Zealand over meth trade from Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Bryan Harris

    ... focus on meth trade from HK Hong Kong's security chief yesterday returned from a week-long visit to Australia and New Zealand amid growing concern in the two countries about the role of southern China in the illegal drugs trade. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok met ministers in Canberra and Wellington, with the burgeoning methamphetamine business flowing out of Guangdong ...

  8. News - China - CRIME

    Guangdong authorities say more than 3,000 arrested in sex trade crackdown

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:08am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Authorities in Guangdong say their campaign to stamp out prostitution, originally due to end last month, will continue until at least December Sex trade crackdown nets more than 3,000 arrests Guangdong police have broken up 214 criminal rings and arrested more than 3,000 individuals suspected of involvement in the sex trade in a wide crackdown ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    China's insatiable demand for ivory funds terrorism in Africa and Middle East

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com China's appetite for 'white gold' funnels millions to violent militants Ivory trade funding terror groups The insatiable Chinese demand ... as a key source of funding. The involvement of such groups in the illegal ivory trade has politicians and activists increasingly viewing the issue as a threat to national security, not just animal ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    14 arrested in border trading crackdown

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

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com 14 arrested in border trading crackdown The latest crackdown on illegal activities involving parallel-goods trading netted 14 mainlanders in Sheung Shui, ... of breaching the conditions of their stay. Since September, officers have conducted a number of raids, arresting 889 mainlanders and 10 Hongkongers for suspected involvement in parallel-goods trading ...




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