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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. Smuggling ring leader jailed, fined

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The Hong Kong leader of a people-smuggling ring arrested while attempting to take children from the mainland to the United States was jailed for eight years yesterday ... planned to smuggle the children out of the country by claiming they were visiting the US to attend a summer camp. The court heard that the children had been taught Cantonese and rote responses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474996/smuggling-ring-leader-jailed-fined
  4. 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 ... in Guangdong and Macau on smuggled cars of the same brand and colour to elude detection. The smugglers also fabricated vehicle identification documents and the signatures of customs officials to apply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478828/syndicate-smuggling-luxury-cars-broken
  5. 33pc of smuggling suspects from HK

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Cross-border gang involvement is on the rise, says Shenzhen customs official A third of the people arrested for smuggling in Shenzhen this year were Hong Kong residents, mainland customs officials say. Shenzhen customs authorities cracked 10,209 smuggling cases between January and November this year, according to figures released yesterday. They arrested 420 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483131/33pc-smuggling-suspects-hk
  6. Mad-cow concerns trigger beef smuggling investigation

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Some retailers still selling meat bought before ban Officials are investigating allegations that food suppliers have been smuggling beef from countries banned from exporting ... import beef from Canada. But it declined to confirm reports that suppliers were smuggling the meat to Hong Kong via Macau. Hong Kong banned beef imports from Canada in May last year, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480014/mad-cow-concerns-trigger-beef-smuggling-investigation
  7. Warder gets 30 months' jail for smuggling

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A prison warder who smuggled nude pictures of a woman to her jailed boyfriend was sentenced yesterday to 30 months' jail. So Lap-chung, 31, also smuggled other ... in the case were smuggled into the prison by So on two separate occasions in July and August last year, and smuggled back out in November at the inmate's request. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473072/warder-gets-30-months-jail-smuggling
  8. Customs crack down on pirated goods and smuggling

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

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.14pm: Customs officers this week have launched operations to stop the production of pirated optical discs and the smuggling of computer hard disks. Special Task ... were arrested. In a separate operation on Monday, officers at Lok Ma Chau Control Point foiled a smuggling case and seized 159 unmanifested computer hard disks with a total estimated value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477370/customs-crack-down-pirated-goods-and-smuggling
  9. Warder charged over smuggling for inmate

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A prison officer will go on trial in the District Court today on charges of accepting advantages to smuggle glasses, a pager, hair-styling spray and naked photographs ... December. He is accused of taking money from Cheung Lai-shan, the wife of inmate Choi Wai-kwong, to smuggle in seven items between March and December last year. The items included a pair of Calvin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471330/warder-charged-over-smuggling-inmate
  10. Government concerned about people smuggling animals into HK

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This follows the recent case of a man fined $10,000 for smuggling 25 puppies from the mainland, a spokesman said. The man was found guilty in Fanling Magistracy last Tuesday for contravening the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance. He had been attempting to smuggle the puppies into Hong Kong on June 26. The animals were found inside the boot of the man?s vehicle by police when he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469348/government-concerned-about-people-smuggling-animals-hk

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