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  1. Swooping on smugglers

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... of a highly trained anti-smuggling unit is to organise nocturnal operations and take part in stake-outs designed to detect illegal activities along Hong Kong's coastline and apprehend the perpetrators. 'For obvious reasons, not a lot of smuggling activity takes place during the day, so we mainly operate at night,' said Inspector Mak. 'By day we are like Dracula staying ...

  2. Live snakes, lobsters worth HK$1m seized from suspected smugglers

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Live snakes and lobsters worth HK$1 million were seized on Lantau Island early yesterday from two men who were allegedly trying to smuggle the food to the mainland. Customs ... weeks, but he said customs officers had not spotted a sharp rise in this type of smuggling over the past few weeks. Mr Ngan said the seizure was made after about a week-long intensive ...

  3. HK$21m worth of fake goods seized by air cargo customs

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... goods to the Middle East because of growing demand. He said the use of air cargo to smuggle goods was an expensive but quick way to deliver fakes, especially the latest mobile phones and memory ...

  4. Smugglers' 'floating godown' seized

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A barge specially built with four hatches in its hull to transfer smuggled goods onto mainland-bound speedboats has been seized by marine police in an anti-smuggling operation off Lantau. Police arrested a mainland man, 46, and seized HK$340,000 worth of smuggled computer hard disks aboard the vessel. But more than 10 smugglers fled in four speedboats towards ...

  5. Arrests in HK$200m smuggling operation

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam 3 held after customs seizes biggest haul Customs officers have smashed a syndicate and seized HK$200 million worth of goods in Hong Kong's biggest sea-smuggling case. Three ... Department's Ports and Maritime Command, said it was the first time officers had seized so many smuggled goods in just one operation. 'The goods were packed in 16 containers. The syndicate could ...

  6. Smuggling fertilised eggs 'easy' way around curbs on live chicks

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Government officials could never stop the smuggling of fertilised eggs to Hong Kong because the loopholes in the bird flu control system were 'too easy to get through', an industry source said. The source made the comment after Tsui Ming-tuen, chairman of the Live Poultry Wholesalers Association, supported claims that farms had smuggled fertilised eggs from ...

  7. Egg-smuggling claim sparks checks on farms

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... smuggled fertilised eggs for causing the latest bird flu outbreak- confirmed yesterday to have been caused by the deadly H5N1 virus strain. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said he would not rule out any possibility, including smuggled eggs, as the cause of the outbreak, which killed 200 chickens at a Yuen Long farm early this week and led to the culling of 90,000 birds. ...

  8. Egg smuggling doubts

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Egg smuggling may not explain the bird flu outbreak, as most dead chickens found in a Yuen Long farm were probably not hatched from infected eggs, an official says. Trade sources claimed last week that fertilised eggs with infected embryos smuggled from the mainland could be spreading the disease. But Thomas Sit Hon-chung, the Agriculture, Fisheries ...

  9. No evidence of smuggling in bird flu investigation

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Experts investigating the bird flu outbreak at a Yuen Long farm have found no evidence that fertilised eggs are being smuggled, but made recommendations on improving bio-security measures. Industry sources have said it was an open secret that farmers had used smuggled fertilised eggs to produce chickens. 'The expert panel cannot document any smuggling of fertilised ...

  10. Smuggled fertilised eggs dodging bird flu control measures, say trade sources

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee and Martin Wong Smuggled fertilised eggs from the mainland containing chicken embryos that may be infected are bypassing government bird flu control measures and could ... a practice here for more than a year, but the government turns a blind eye to it,' one source said. It took 21 days for a chicken egg to hatch and most smuggled fertilised eggs were 15 days old. ...




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