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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Five jailed for smuggling fuel to China

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 04:35pm by Austin Chiu

    ... to represent the proceeds of an indictable offence. The laundering charges involve HK$3 billion. The court earlier heard that the syndicate was formed around 2009 to smuggle marked oil – diesel ... Austin Chiu Five people were jailed for between four and six years, on Friday, for smuggling more than HK$2.6 billion worth of fuel oil into the mainland by boat. The five were connected ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong elite squad to crack down on smuggling syndicates

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... gangs of smugglers An elite customs team has been set up to tackle smuggling syndicates who are making millions of dollars a day shipping container loads of illegal goods between Hong Kong and the mainland. Dozens of containers are smuggled into the mainland on a daily basis by well-organised syndicates, with the illegal proceeds of only one syndicate believed to exceed HK$100 million. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Milk formula smuggling syndicate busted in Sheung Shui

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 07:36pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department said on Monday they had smashed a syndicate in Sheung Shui that allegedly hired people to smuggle infant milk formula to the mainland. In the operation, officers arrested two people, suspected to be the heads of the syndicate, and seized 4,050kg of milk formula, worth approximately HK$1.1 million, stored ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police suspect smuggling syndicate at work behind Argentina ordeal

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Organised crime network may be responsible for locals' paid trip to take antiques to Argentina Police suspect smuggling syndicate at work Police ... syndicate to smuggle antiques to Argentina. Officers were looking into the possibility of a syndicate luring young people to smuggle prohibited or stolen items from Hong Kong to South America, said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    More teenagers caught trying to smuggle drugs into Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Customs boosts border checks amid rise in the number of youngsters caught trying to bring illegal substances into city More teenagers used to smuggle drugs Customs officials are concerned that trafficking syndicates are using more young people to smuggle illegal drugs over the border into Hong Kong. Calvin Chan Ching-yuen, head of customs' drug ...

  6. Taskforce targets smuggling syndicates

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... and hefty mainland tariffs, including a 17 per cent value-added tax. A government official believes underworld shippers and smuggling syndicates suffered heavy losses when their goods were seized. 'Intelligence shows that smuggling syndicates have to pay compensation of HK$1,000 for each carton of smuggled goods,' the officer said. 'We believe they may have lain low for a short period ...

  7. Triad-run smuggling syndicates offer logistics service to mainland

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Four or five triad-controlled smuggling syndicates with at least 10 speedboats are said to be running what amounts to a logistics service between Hong Kong and the mainland ... speedboats, Hong Kong-registered speedboats were found to have been used in such smuggling activities. 'These days, the syndicates operate with mainland-registered speedboats,' the officer ...

  8. Smuggling syndicate rounded up

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung More than HK$33 million worth of mainland-made mobile phones and imported American ginseng were seized and three men and three women arrested in Hong Kong, after a joint operation by Hong Kong and Shenzhen customs officials. The smuggling syndicate had allegedly been operating since early this year from Lin Ma Hang, in the closed area east of Lo Wu. The syndicate ...

  9. Syndicate smuggling luxury cars broken up

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Guangdong authorities have smashed the biggest car-smuggling syndicate uncovered in the past five years, customs officials said. The syndicate smuggled at least 558 vehicles with a combined value of about 230 million yuan into the mainland. Customs officers have arrested 14 suspects, including ringleader Chen Yaoxing. According to Xinhua, the syndicate had been active ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    HK woman jailed in US$850,000 New Zealand drug smuggling case

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com HK woman jailed in New Zealand drugs case A Hong Kong woman who tried to smuggle US$850,000 worth of methamphetamine into New Zealand hidden in a statue ... She was arrested at a flat she rented in central Auckland. Customs said she was linked to other, similar cases. Investigator Maurice O'Brien said it was not unusual for syndicates in New ...




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