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  1. Customs inspectors sacked in crackdown

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing More than a third of the 63 mainland customs inspectors investigated for corruption this year have been dismissed from their posts, in a crackdown on smuggling that has recovered 1.7 billion yuan in stolen property. 'We are intensifying our efforts against smuggling,' Sheng Guangzu, vice-director of the Customs General Administration, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475745/customs-inspectors-sacked-crackdown
  2. Cigarette smuggling ruse foiled

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui $11m haul is uncovered despite transshipment smokescreen Hong Kong customs officers seized 7.5 million smuggled cigarettes, the largest haul of the year, during an examination of cargo at the Kwai Chung container terminal. Officers suspect the cigarettes were being smuggled as part of a new trend where goods are transshipped between several ports, before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458680/cigarette-smuggling-ruse-foiled
  3. HK suspects held for smuggling antiques

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Several Hong Kong residents have been arrested in Anhui province for allegedly smuggling cultural relics, mainland media reported. The reports did not specify how many were held, but said five members of a smuggling racket which had been active in the province for the past three years who were detained recently were not mainlanders and included Hong Kong residents. Anhui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445966/hk-suspects-held-smuggling-antiques
  4. Taiwan arrests HK man for smuggling credit cards

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A Hong Kong man has been arrested while trying to smuggle more than 500 half-finished fake credit cards into Taiwan, reports from the island say. The 40-year-old man ... Flight BR870, which left Hong Kong at about 3.30pm on Wednesday. The cards did not have numbers printed on them and Taiwanese investigators suspect they were being smuggled into the island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451525/taiwan-arrests-hk-man-smuggling-credit-cards
  5. Gang leader denies porn smuggling

    Posted Apr 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A man accused of heading a gang linked to China's largest seizure of pornographic films told a court this week he did not know many of the 11.3 million discs he smuggled from Hong Kong were obscene. Chen Songbo is alleged to have led a 16-person syndicate that smuggled the discs to Guangzhou between August 2001 and March last year. Of the 11.3 million discs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452012/gang-leader-denies-porn-smuggling
  6. Customs officers foil motor spirits smuggling attempt

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 5.02pm: Customs officers on Monday night intercepted an attempt to smuggle motor spirits into Hong Kong at Lok Ma Chau Control Point, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The spokesman said the incoming container truck and its contents of dutiable motor spirits worth $410,000 were seized in the operation. The motor spirits had a potential duty of about $210,000. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448491/customs-officers-foil-motor-spirits-smuggling-attempt
  7. Surge in smuggling of chicken to the mainland

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs officers have discovered 566 tonnes of frozen chicken wings and feet in the past two months, evidence that Hong Kong is being used as a transit hub to smuggle chickens ... the head of the Customs Marine Enforcement Division. He said they would seek help from American authorities in tackling smuggling activities, since most of the seized frozen food had been shipped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460049/surge-smuggling-chicken-mainland
  8. Szeto denies smuggling claims

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Veteran activist Szeto Wah yesterday denied his pro-democracy alliance was involved in smuggling dissidents out of the mainland following the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. He ... deputy director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said that some democrats were behind Operation Yellow Bird, in which dozens of dissidents were smuggled out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459442/szeto-denies-smuggling-claims
  9. Mainland man jailed for cigarette smuggling

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A mainland man has been jailed for a year for using Hong Kong as a transit point for a counterfeit cigarette smuggling operation stretching from the mainland to Southeast ... Kam-fai, Or Kwok-wai, Paul Chan Chung-yan and Chan Sik-man, members of a syndicate smuggling counterfeit cigarettes from the mainland to Southeast Asian countries via Hong Kong. Or introduced Chen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448873/mainland-man-jailed-cigarette-smuggling
  10. Animal-smuggling sting nets 27 slippery customers

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan The Yuen Long crocodile may still be on the loose but 27 of his baby brethren were caught by authorities yesterday when they foiled an exotic-animal smuggling ring. Undercover ... of the Yuen Long crocodile in November. Nobody knows quite how the Yuen Long crocodile entered Hong Kong, but one theory is that it was smuggled and then escaped or was dumped. Some believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446198/animal-smuggling-sting-nets-27-slippery-customers

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