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  1. Smuggling of petrol to Hong Kong 'overstated'

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... consumption in Hong Kong and it is highly unlikely that so much could be smuggled into the city without affecting sales of duty-paid fuel, said Albert Chan Chi-hung, head of the Customs and Excise ... undetected. The remarks follow accusations last week by Li Rongrong, director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, that smuggling to Hong Kong was to blame for fuel ...

  2. Marine police seize smuggled goods from speedboat

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.16pm: Marine police seized $820,000 worth of smuggled vehicle parts, computer hard disks and used mobile phones from a mainland-bound speedboat near Ap Chau ... seizure of smuggled goods by marine police in northeastern waters in the past week. Last Wednesday, police seized $2.4 million worth of smuggled American ginseng? a Chinese medicine? from ...

  3. Marine police seize $1.5m worth of smuggled goods

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.08pm: Marine police have seized $1.5 million worth of smuggled goods near an island east of Sai Kung, a spokesman said on Thursday. More than 100 boxes ... marine police seized $820,000 worth of smuggled goods? including car parts, computers and mobile phones? off the island of Ap Chau in northeastern waters. ...

  4. Marine police arrest smuggling suspects on speedboat

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.49pm: Marine police on Thursday arrested two men after seizing more than $2.8 million worth of smuggled goods following a speedboat chase, a spokesman said ... parts, walkie-talkie radios and projectors on the speedboat. The smuggled goods were worth about $2.85 million. The two men on board jumped into the sea when stopped by officers but were arrested ...

  5. Police arrest three in connection with VCD smuggling

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.27pm: Marine police on Wednesday arrested three men on board a vessel which smuggled $45 million worth of video compact discs (VCDs) to the mainland. A spokesman said the mainland-bound cargo vessel had ignored signals to stop from three police speedboats. After a chase, officers intercepted the vessel off Tai Long Tsui in Sai Kung about 2.15am. ...

  6. Marine police seize $2m worth of smuggled American ginseng

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.11pm: Marine police seized suspected smuggled American ginseng worth more than $2 million off Sha Tau Kok, a spokesman said on Thursday. American ginseng grows ... that smuggling was a serious offence. He also said high-powered speedboats, with their lights turned off at night, were extremely dangerous. ...

  7. Customs arrest Ice smuggling suspect

    Posted Dec 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.00pm: Customs officers have arrested a 44-year-old Hong Kong man on suspicion of attempting to smuggle $230,000 worth of methamphetamines (also known as Ice) to Australia, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The spokesman said officers arrested the man on Monday at Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok. He was about to leave for Australia. The officers ...

  8. Crab smuggling crackdown amid poison fear

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Michelle Chen

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Felix Chan and Michelle Chen It's Mid-Autumn Festival: hairy crabs, wax burning- and warnings Anti-smuggling measures were stepped up yesterday on hairy crabs ... about 1,140kg of smuggled crabs at Lowu on Thursday, Shenzhen Economics Daily reported yesterday. The types of crabs seized included hairy crabs and soft-shelled crabs. They were found in 57 ...

  9. Smuggled fish seized amid supply crunch

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Customs has cracked the first fish smuggling case this year. Officers seized 1.7 tonnes of live and frozen freshwater fish worth $81,400 from a barge off Cheung Sha Wan Wholesale Market yesterday. 'We believe as supply of mainland freshwater fish remained short, illegal traders saw the chance to make a quick profit by smuggling them into the city,' assistant ...

  10. Bail for alleged smuggling kingpin

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan in Vancouver Canadian authorities have released alleged smuggling kingpin Lai Changxing from jail, but gave the mainland's most-wanted fugitive tough bail conditions after he breached a previous curfew to attend a birthday party. Lai, accused of masterminding a 23 billion yuan smuggling operation in Xiamen, fled to Vancouver with his family in 1999. Last ...




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