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  1. Pregnant woman 'smuggled heroin'

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Ten Hong Kong residents allegedly involved in a cross-border drug trafficking syndicate appeared in a Shenzhen court yesterday, accused of using a pregnant woman to smuggle ... Yan, 57, were charged with smuggling more than 5kg of the drug from Shenzhen to Hong Kong. Three more Hong Kong people, including a pregnant woman and a man said to be the mastermind ...

  2. Captain of ship used to smuggle weapons traced

    Posted Jan 08th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law The captain of a ship that was allegedly used to smuggle weapons from the mainland to Africa for a suspected international war criminal has been tracked down by Hong Kong police. ... Mariner. The Panamanian-registered ship- which Dutch prosecutors allege was used to smuggle weapons from the mainland to Liberia via Hong Kong- was owned by Hong Kong-registered company Global Star ...

  3. Marine police seize smuggled compact discs

    Posted Feb 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 4.12pm: Marine Police have arrested two men after seizing $35 million worth of smuggled compact discs in waters off the outlying island East Ping Chau, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The seizure was made on Tuesday about 10.40pm after a police vessel stopped a cargo ship north of the island. Officers then found about two million video compact discs (VCDs) ...

  4. Global caviar export ban fuels smuggling fears

    Posted Jan 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Smuggled and illegal wild caviar could flood the market if a temporary global export ban further pushes up prices, an industry operator has warned. Jason Wong O, general ... is expected to further fuel smuggling of caviar, which Mr Wong said had always been present in the global market, including Hong Kong. Industry estimates show that the volume of smuggled goods far ...

  5. Bird flu scare over smuggled poultry: 3 in hospital

    Posted Feb 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... tested for bird flu after having eaten a chicken, smuggled in from the mainland, that had been housed with another that died of the H5N1 virus. The news fuelled fears of an outbreak among poultry ... Shan village, ate the chicken- which had been housed with the infected fowl, also smuggled in from the mainland- in a Lunar New Year meal on Monday. The infected chicken fell ill and died hours ...

  6. Cigarette giant feels the heat over China smuggling claims

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... business of smuggling behind BAT's recent trade in China. The smuggling has been documented in a study published this month in the San Francisco-based Public Library of Science Medicine ... to smuggle several times that amount into China. These were cigarettes that BAT made and legally exported and passed through agents into the mainland market, according to the report. 'BAT ...

  7. Peruvian accused of smuggling cocaine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford A South American woman has been charged with smuggling 532 grams of cocaine into Hong Kong- with more charges expected as she continues to discharge the drug from her body in hospital. Gisella Saavedra Silva, 23, from Peru, was supposed to appear in Tsuen Wan Court yesterday to face six counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug. But prosecutor Vincent Lee said Silva ...

  8. Over $8m worth of smuggled goods seized

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 6.37pm: Marine police seized $8.1 million worth of smuggled goods off Black Point in Tuen Mun last Saturday, a spokesman said on Monday. He said the anti-smuggling operation was jointly launched with the Customs and Excise Department. 'At about 4.15 on last Saturday afternoon, officers of the small boat division intercepted a mainland cargo vessel with 43 ...

  9. 5 caught smuggling fresh-kill poultry

    Posted Jun 18th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Mainland officials stopped a Hong Kong resident and four mainlanders who were trying to smuggle seven freshly slaughtered chicken and ducks into Hong Kong from Shenzhen yesterday. The seizure of their produce was made at a Shenzhen border checkpoint just hours after Hong Kong and the mainland customs authorities began a joint operation to crack down on the smuggling ...

  10. Prison guard gets 6 years' jail for drug smuggling

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A prison officer was yesterday sentenced to six years' imprisonment for smuggling heroin and cocaine into jail in return for HK$50,000. The defendant, Yau Chun-hung, 34, was an assistant officer in the Correctional Services Department. He had earlier been found guilty of one count of conspiracy to traffic in dangerous drugs. In sentencing him, District Court Deputy Judge ...




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