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  1. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The South African government has identified Hong Kong as a partner to help stop wildlife smuggling and illegal killing after one of the world's largest seizures of rhino horn was made in the city. A South African delegation is ...

  2. Ryan Giggs case a pointer to reform

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... long been a star player for Manchester United football team, well-known to fans in this city. His name is emblazoned on many United shirts worn by young Hong Kong fans. He is therefore a public role model marketed to children and parents by United's international merchandising operation. He nonetheless has the right to privacy. Married with two children, he recently obtained ...

  3. Police unit to fight net fraud

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong police have assigned a designated crime unit to investigate internet fraud cases due to the steady annual increase in these offences. The number ... Evans' e-mail and confirmed active investigations by the crime unit of Sham Shui Po district were under way. In all these instances the Hong Kong Consumer Council said it would first try to find ...

  4. HK$8m drugs found in storage unit

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Police have seized HK$8 million worth of cocaine and marijuana in a mini-storage unit in Kowloon. Chief Superintendent John Ribeiro, of the narcotics bureau, said it was the first time drugs had been found at a mini-storage facility. He said the storage units were easy to rent and had security services such as CCTV and electronic keys. An investigation of a drug ...

  5. Devil is also in the details of airline luggage rules

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... should also pay attention to the weight limit on bags, especially when transfers are involved, as shown by another case. A mother bought two tickets to Manchester on an airline's website, and was told her daughter, a student, could take 35kg of luggage. She was dismayed to find out this only applied to the flight from Hong Kong to London; the cap for the connecting flight to Manchester ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US must renew ban on private ownership of assault weapons

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Renew ban on assault weapons Anywhere else, the shooting massacre of 20 small schoolchildren would give unstoppable momentum to a campaign to tighten laws on the possession of guns. In the US, it will run into a powerful gun lobby, the Nati ...

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    US whistle-blower Bradley Birkenfeld gets US$104m in UBS tax evasion case

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Whistle-blower jailed after revealing tax evasion wins biggest ever federal payout US$104m for banker who lifted lid on UBS Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS banker who went to prison after telling the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) how the bank helped thousands of Americans evade taxes, secured a whistle-blower award of US$104 million, the largest ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Against proposed dirty money law

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... forfeiture law. In the United States, for example, cases of innocent people's homes and life savings being seized by the government through civil forfeiture via overzealous prosecutors, who ...

  9. Sino-US gun running ring foiled

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com More details have emerged about a Sino-US firearms smuggling ring busted last month as mainland police destroyed more than 100,000 illegal guns and 250 tonnes of explosives in 150 cities yesterday as part of an ongoing crackdo ...

  10. Missing persons unit acted in a timely manner, police say

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Asked to comment on Pat Custer's allegations, a police spokesman said: 'The concerns raised by the deceased's sister are not accurate, but due to the ongoing murder investigation, cannot be addressed in detail. 'The Regional Missing Persons Unit [RMPU] acted in a timely manner in dealing with this inquiry from the moment they received the report. ...




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