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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Smartphones worth HK$820,000 seized on lorry at Lok Ma Chau

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Smartphone stash seized at border Customs officers seized a stash of 315 smartphones, worth a total of HK$820,000, from a truck leaving Hong Kong via the Lok Ma Chau control point on Friday. The truck was intercepted by officers from the special task force and the Lok Ma Chau division acting on a tip-off. The driver claimed he was transporting 184 ...

  2. Officials developing Lok Ma Chau Loop recognise need to protect wetlands

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter from Mike Kilburn of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society ('Development threatens sensitive area', July 24) regarding the Lok Ma Chau Loop. The loop was formed by deposition of dredged mud extracted from the training works of the Shenzhen River in the mid-1990s. It was located in Shenzhen, but now falls within the Hong Kong government's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    HK Chief Executive vows to limit number of mainland Chinese visitors

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 03:07pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday pledged to control the number of incoming mainland individual visitors after Shenzhen earlier announced it would allow regular visits by 4.1 million non-permanent residents from next month. Leung sai ...

  4. Truck driver killed over Shenzhen parking space

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to claim the same parking space and refused to give way, said Chiang Chi-wai, chairman of Lok Ma Chau-Hong Kong Freight Association, who sent a representative to attend a briefing by Shenzhen ...

  5. Blaze closes Lo Wu crossing

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... advised them to use the alternative crossing at Lok Ma Chau. At 8.20pm, five fire engines arrived at the scene. Officers in masks came out of the station, dispersed the crowd and shut the main ... to complete formalities at Lok Ma Chau. The immigration counters on the Hong Kong side were closed last night. MTR Corporation broadcast announcements in stations and on trains heading to Lo Wu, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Pair held over murder of mainland prostitute in Yau Ma Tei

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Two held over prostitute's murder A 35-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the murder of a mainland prostitute whose naked body was found in a subdivided flat in Yau Ma Tei last week. The woman was intercepted at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint before dawn yesterday when she tried to leave ...

  7. New status for wetland

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The government has designated Long Valley, a 37-hectare stretch of wetland near Sheung Shui, a natural ecological park. The bird haven was spared dissection by the Lok Ma Chau rail line in 2000 after public opposition. In late 2010, birdwatchers reported that there were at least 261 species of birds in the area. The Development Bureau will also preserve part ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Lo Wu closed-border quota upsets parents of children studying in city

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... at Lok Ma Chau, where they now face a wait of up to two weeks for approval. In the meantime they could use public transport, but parents are unwilling to take this because of cost, time and safety concerns. While the number of cross-border pupils has increased by 30 per cent this year, the permit quota at Lo Wu has been kept at 2,600. At Lok Ma Chau, which has more space ...

  9. 44 arrested in city's biggest smuggling bust

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said assistant Sheung Shui divisional commander Steve Lok Chun-kei. The officers began by watching as dozens of people from the mainland collected goods, including mobile phones and red wine, in Choi Yuen Road and Choi Fat Street near Sheung Shui MTR station, Lok said. The officers rounded up one Hong Kong man and 43 from the mainland, confiscating goods worth HK$2.3 million ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Two more suspects held over murder of prostitute

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 05:25pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Police have arrested two more people in connection with the murder of a mainland prostitute whose body was found with multiple knife wounds, in Yau Ma Tei, last week. The latest arrests, of a 48-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, came days after that of another man in the case. The man was arrested in Wong Tai Sin on Monday afternoon, and the woman in Lok Ma ...




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