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  1. 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 ...

  2. Bird-flu chickens sent back to mainland

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai About 2,000 chickens were returned to the mainland yesterday after the birds were found carrying the H5 bird-flu virus. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said the chickens were imported from the mainland on Thursday through the Man Kam To border checkpoint, destined for the livestock wholesale market in Cheung Sha Wan. Department inspectors took blood ...

  3. City Briefs

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a crackdown on illegal diesel oil and are carrying out random checks of vehicles crossing the Lok Ma Chau, Man Kam To and Sha Tau Kok border checkpoints. dozens held in vice raids Police ...

  4. Truck driver held over ketamine

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint at about noon. Officers followed the vehicle to Yuen Long Industrial Estate, where it pulled over in Wang Lee Street at about 1.30pm. A man was seen approaching ... Clifford Lo A cross-border truck driver suspected of smuggling party drugs from the mainland to Hong Kong over the past three months was arrested yesterday after a transaction in Yuen ...

  5. Hit middlemen in birth trade hard

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the city faces the alarming prospect of an increasing number of 'gate-crashings' at accident and emergency wards by mainland women who have crossed the border without bookings to give ... months for false representation to an immigration officer while accompanying a woman who demanded ambulance services as soon as she crossed the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint last month. Ma rightly said ...

  6. Jump in arrest rates of young drug offenders reflects trafficking trend

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Fourteen young drug offenders, including a 13-year-old, were arrested at cross-border control points within the first two months of this year, more than half the number for the whole of last year. Twenty-seven people over the age of 21 were also arrested at the border for drug offences in the first two months of the year, compared with 90 for the whole of last year. ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of an illegal drug believed to be ketamine, was arrested outside Sheung Shui MTR station at about 7am after returning through the Lo Wu border checkpoint. Separately, police arrested three people aged ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drug across the border will appear in Fanling Court today after being charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He was intercepted by customs officers at the Lo Wu border checkpoint on Monday when returning from Shenzhen. Officers found 2kg of ketamine tied around his body. Another kilogram of the drug was found in his flat. The haul was worth about HK$330,000. Five ...

  9. City Briefs

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Ma Tei. The woman, 35, and the minibus driver, 60, were treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital with minor injuries. DRUGS WORTH $200,000 SEIZED AT BORDER A 25-year-old man was arrested at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint last night with 6,970 tablets of the sedative Nimetazepam, worth about $200,000. The man will appear in Fanling court today on charges of trafficking in dangerous ...

  10. Mitigating spread of swine flu is key concern, health minister says

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... treatment and use Tamiflu solely to treat swine flu patients in serious condition. Dr Chow said control measures at border checkpoints, including health declarations and temperature scans ...




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