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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Customs and Excise Department sets up new cybercrime squad

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by NATALIE WAI

    ... Natalie Wai natalie.wai@scmp.com Unit learns criminal techniques to combat surge in illegal activity online since last year Customs sets up cybercrime squad A new Customs and Excise team ... and Excise Department. "The newest technology- cloud platforms- is also an area of interest to the ECIC, especially when people illegally share movies and songs online," the superintendent ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Customs clerk sentenced to 140 hours of community service

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 01:16pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... in Eastern Court. She was found guilty on 11 counts of obtaining access to a computer with criminal or dishonest intent. The unit, jointly run by the police and Customs and Excise Department ... Simpson Cheung A former customs clerk was sentenced on Tuesday to perform 140 hours of community service for conducting unauthorised searches on a database used to track suspicious ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong foots the bill as Beijing tops up its tax take

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... smuggled, which, according to our story on the Customs and Excise Department's new anti-smuggling squad, "include precious metals, animal furs, seafood, computer hard disks and frozen meat". This list immediately tells us that the smuggling involved is not so much between Hong Kong and the mainland as from Hong Kong to the mainland. Customs and Excise levies no duties ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CUSTOMS

    HK$3.3m haul of illicit cigarettes seized in Tsing Yi

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 01:03pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Customs officers have seized illicit cigarettes worth HK$3.3 million and arrested three suspected smugglers in Tsing Yi, the government announced on Thursday. A customs ... is HK$2.3 million. Customs officers discovered the illicit cigarettes on board a cross-boundary container truck and a local lorry, which were stopped at the roadside of Tsing Yi Road on Wednesday. ...

  5. HK$21m haul seized in Tai O, but suspects flee

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... of goods,' Ng said. The Customs and Excise Department would follow up the case, police said. The source of the goods would be investigated, along with the kinds of animals whose pelts were found. ...

  6. Councillor goes undercover to find goods smuggled into HK

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... in that period. There were also fears that illegal vegetables were unsafe. Hong Kong's Customs and Excise Department checked 6,800 vehicles carrying vegetables in the first eight months of this year, ...

  7. Brewers deny hogging excise cut

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... and an average HK$12.20 cut in a bottle of wine. That saving is based on Customs and Excise Department data showing average duty of 57 HK cents per 330ml unit of beer when it was levied at the original ... the cut in excise on alcohol, saying there had been discounts, promotions and price reductions. The Hong Kong Beer Coalition said the distribution of beer was 'complicated' and although ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER RIGHTS

    Customs nab Tsim Sha Tsui trader who misled shoppers over price of Chinese herbs

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 06:26pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... by the Customs and Excise Department. About 10 per cent of all complaints have been in relation to such shops. ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Customers were pressured into paying more than ten times the price they expected after confusing use of different measurements Customs officers posing ...

  9. Customs seizes $11m haul of illegal cigarettes

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... and Excise Department has urged people to report suspected cigarette smuggling by calling 2545 6182. ... Clifford Lo Customs officers have made their biggest seizure of smuggled cigarettes this year- 7.7 million cigarettes in a container from the mainland at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal. ...

  10. Customs in record bust of ketamine worth $30m

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... in an operation codenamed 'Bayonet'. The high-quality ketamine was shipped from India. Part of it was thought to be intended for sale on the mainland, according to the Customs and Excise ... Clifford Lo Officers believe international smuggling ring has been smashed after 7 arrested Customs officers have made a record seizure of $30 million worth of ketamine in Hong Kong after ...




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