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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    100-fold rise in seizures of illegal 'red gold' timber

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Clifford Lo

    ... year's figure was the highest in five years. Red sandalwood is known as "red gold" due to its high value, and has long been prized in China for furniture and carvings. ...

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    Fire in public housing block injures two, forces 200 to flee

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 07:52pm by Clifford Lo

    ... of burned junk that was crammed into the flat’s living room, bedroom and kitchen. The junk, which included waste paper, discarded cartons, vases and furniture, was piled 1.2 metres high inside, ...

  3. Drugs worth HK$36 million seized

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police have seized HK$36 million worth of drugs hidden in furniture in Yuen Long and arrested five Hong Kong men on suspicion of drug trafficking. The haul included 162kg of suspected cannabis buds, 17.4kg of suspected Ice and 10,000 tablets of the drug Ecstasy. One of the suspects was charged with one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs and will appear in Tuen Mun ...

  4. Masked men attack pub in Fanling

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Four or five masked men armed with wooden batons rushed into a pub in Fanling yesterday and smashed furniture and decorations. A police investigator believed the attack was the result of a continuing dispute between two factions of the Wo Shing Wo triad society. The pub's owner and a woman customer were injured by flying glass fragments during the attack at about ...

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    Ferry crash rescuers hampered by lack of visibility and manpower

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Simpson Cheung

    ... furniture that caused obstruction. We had to remove it piece by piece before searching each room." The two-deck sunken vessel was unstable and divers worked in the knowledge that it could sink ...

  6. Customs seize $13.5m haul of fake cigarettes

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... the container, with a cargo declared as 300 boxes of furniture, was picked up for inspection at 9am just hours before it was due to be loaded on to another vessel for shipment to Malaysia. When opened, 900 boxes of fake Dunhill cigarettes were found in the container, but no furniture, Mr Fong said. He said the cigarettes could have fetched $13.5 million in Hong Kong. No arrests have been ...

  7. Drugs worth HK$36 million seized

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Anti-drug police officers have seized HK$36 million worth of illegal drugs hidden in furniture in Yuen Long and arrested five Hong Kong men on suspicion of drug trafficking. The haul- one of the biggest seizures this year- comprised 162kg of suspected cannabis buds, 17.4kg of suspected Ice, a methamphetamine, and 10,000 tablets of the drug Ecstasy. The party drugs were ...

  8. Grandmother arrested after girl falls from flat

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... of placing children's beds near windows, which made it easier for them to climb out. 'Placing beds or furniture near a window can pose a danger for children,' Against Child Abuse ...

  9. Tenant who tore down walls wins eviction reprieve

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Judy Ngao

    ... kitchen door a few days after he moved into the flat because he had no money to buy furniture and needed material to build a bed. He said he had to remove the walls because they were damaged when he demolished the door. 'I only put these wooden boards together to make a platform for my bed. I didn't have any furniture,' he said. 'I'd put the place back ...

  10. Typhoon leaves 74 hurt amid trail of debris

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... to move furniture, electrical appliances and goods to minimise damage, he said. Koppu sent the tide surging about three metres, almost twice the normal level. The Observatory said the weather ... helped elderly people and shop operators move their furniture, electronic appliances and dry goods higher up on tables and chairs in case their homes and shops were flooded.' ...




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