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  1. 74pc increase in drug seizures at border checkpoints

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Seizures of illegal drugs at land border checkpoints have risen 74 per cent this year, with 88 drug traffickers arrested, customs said yesterday. Additional officers have been ... officers have seized 19.3kg of illegal drugs - including 10.6kg of ice, 5.3kg of cannabis, 2.9kg of ketamine and 300g of heroin - with a street value of HK$9 million at land border checkpoints ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681753/74pc-increase-drug-seizures-border-checkpoints
  2. Drug arrests at border double

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The number of young people arrested with drugs at border checkpoints doubled in the first 11 months of the year, compared with the same period last year. The Customs and Excise ... at checkpoints for drug offences from January to last month, compared with 21 last year. There were a total of 207 arrests in the first 11 months. Customs' drug investigation bureau chief John Lee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664315/drug-arrests-border-double
  3. Border checks come under fire

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An immigration officer checks the papers of a pregnant mainland woman yesterday at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint, where officers are watching for heavily pregnant women without obstetric bookings. Legislator Lau Kong-wah said yesterday such border surveilance was not cost-effective, with 20 immigration officers being deployed each day at Lok Ma Chau on the checks, but only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581809/border-checks-come-under-fire
  4. Rise in number of drug users held at border

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo More young offenders being caught returning with illegal substances Twenty-one drug offenders under the age of 21, including schoolchildren, were arrested at border checkpoints ... Leung said. He said the deployment of sniffer dogs served as a deterrent. In the first four months of the year, the 21 people under the age of 21 arrested for drug offences at border checkpoints ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641157/rise-number-drug-users-held-border
  5. In Brief

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ketamine seized at border A 44-year-old man was arrested and 1kg of an illegal drug, believed to be ketamine, seized at the Lo Wu border checkpoint yesterday. Police valued the haul at HK$120,000. Five arrested in drug raids Police arrested five suspected drug traffickers and seized 5.8kg of drugs with an estimated value of HK$3.3 million in Mong Kok and Ngau Tau Kok on Tuesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701544/brief
  6. Trial for software that spots border cheats

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... for the whole of last year. Of this year's figure, 88 per cent were two-way permit holders. It also comes amid a heightened sense of concern in the city about repeat offenders crossing the border ... in some way, the system should still be able to recognise their basic features, Mr Chiu said. He believed the system could be in place at major checkpoints by the middle of next year. Mr Chiu said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425713/trial-software-spots-border-cheats
  7. 150pc rise in young drug offenders seized

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The number of young drug offenders arrested at cross-border checkpoints this year has increased by 150 per cent on last year's figure, the Customs and Excise Department ... quantities and take advantage of the busy passenger and cargo flows at control points,' he said. The main drugs seized at border checkpoints by officers this year were psychotropic substances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620497/150pc-rise-young-drug-offenders-seized
  8. In Brief

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Millions expected to pass through border during festival period The number of passengers passing through the city's border checkpoints during the National Day Golden Week cum Chung ... people will use the checkpoint at Lok Ma Chau between September 29 and October 8. Pay failing to keep pace with inflation, survey finds Inflation is outpacing pay rises according to a government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654023/brief
  9. In Brief

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the Immigration Department. Yesterday was the busiest day, with Lo Wu the most crowded border checkpoint. The Immigration Department estimates that 6.43 million travellers will pass through Hong Kong's border checkpoints by land, sea and air during the Lunar New Year holiday, representing a jump of 11 per cent from last year. Workers' groups march for poor Two workers' groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737443/brief
  10. Modern slavers know no borders

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is always greener on the other side, the saying goes. That is why airport check-in counters and border checkpoints the world over are packed with people in search of the wealth of their dreams. Most ... It is the deaths of Chinese and African illegal immigrants in Europe that have caused the most global concern and subsequent tightening of borders. The issue has become so heated in western Europe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490533/modern-slavers-know-no-borders

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