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  1. Police pursuers who fight fire with fire

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... at a time,' says the anti-smuggling taskforce police officer. 'Throw into the mix the fact it is mostly at night and you cannot see the next wave coming or brace yourself for the next hit... ... craft- shifting everything from stolen luxury cars to diesel and consumer goods- were detected at the peak of the smuggling era in 1990. 'We had to come up with a way to make them stop. ...

  2. Customs seize $48m in smuggled products

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a rise in demand. 'As the mainland's economy continues to grow, more goods are being smuggled in to satisfy demand,' said Mr Kwok. 'We'll step up our efforts in stopping them.' So far this year, Customs officers have seized about $300 million worth of goods that were being smuggled into the mainland through Hong Kong waters. ...

  3. People-smuggling a growth industry

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to combat one evil are fuelling an increase in another. People-smuggling, the modern day equivalent of the slave trade, has become a growth industry. And it is being aided by the trend among ... of 58 Chinese immigrants smuggled into Britain in 2000 and the drowning of 353 asylum-seekers on their way to Australia the following year. This month, six mainland women died after being thrown ...

  4. Boss goes on trial for smuggling cooking oil

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu A businessman allegedly involved in one of China's biggest smuggling cases has gone on trial in Shenzhen, Xinhua reported yesterday. The case has led to the downfall of two customs chiefs. Yang Gaiqing, former boss of the Shenzhen Huiwei Industrial and Trading Company in Guangdong, has been put on trial for smuggling huge quantities of cooking oil on to the mainland. ...

  5. Sister Ping denies people smuggling

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... - dubbed the 'mother of all snakeheads' - flew into the United States yesterday after being extradited from Hong Kong to face people-smuggling charges. Cheng Chui-ping was presented ... 'People smuggling is a dangerous practice that puts human lives in jeopardy,' said Bryan Sierra, Department of Justice spokesman. He said cases involving the smuggling of illegal immigrants ...

  6. Smuggled hi-tech goods seized at sea

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... Smuggled electronic goods worth $40 million, including medical equipment and a fingerprint scanner, have been seized at sea while on their way to the mainland, customs officers said ... be smuggled by sea to the mainland. Mr Fong said the river-trade vessel was sighted off Yau Ma Tei. 'We then tailed the vessel both from land and at sea until it reached the waters off Lung Kwu ...

  7. Smuggling charges flawed, court told

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The mainland prosecution of a Hong Kong woman for smuggling leather through a company in the city was flawed as the law could not be extended to Hong Kong, a court in Guangdong heard yesterday. Chau Siu-ping, 44, who faces an indefinite jail term for the smuggling charges, pleaded not guilty during the trial in Shunde city. Chau was accused of smuggling more than 66 tonnes ...

  8. HK woman on smuggling charge

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... A Hong Kong woman held in Guangdong for a year on suspicion of evading 3.5 million yuan (HK$3.29 million) in tax has been charged with smuggling. Chau Siu-ping, 44, a part-time court ... lodged complaints in Hong Kong against the arrest of her brother by Shunde customs officers on similar smuggling charges three years ago. Shunde customs officials said Chau, who is being held ...

  9. Four suspects arrested in huge dinosaur fossil-smuggling operation

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Shenzhen customs officers have smashed what they claim was the largest dinosaur fossil-smuggling operation uncovered in China since 1949. They arrested four suspects last week, including ... well-preserved dinosaur skeletons, were intercepted by police before they were due to be transported to South Korea. Rampant digging up and smuggling of fossils abroad prompted the Ministry of Land ...

  10. HK woman held on smuggling charges

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Her family says she never worked for the company involved A Hong Kong woman is being held in Guangdong on smuggling charges in relation to leather imported by her father's company ... had lodged complaints publicly in Hong Kong against the arrest of her brother by Shunde customs officers over the same smuggling charges three years ago. Shunde customs officers said Chau, who ...




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