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  1. 'Phone-up cigarettes' a problem for officers

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... 'Counterfeits sell for HK$60 to HK$90 a package and smuggled genuine cigarettes cost HK$120 to HK$160 a package,' he said. The illegal trade is focused on Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei, Sham Shui Po and Wan ... arrested, and HK$900,000 worth of cigarettes. To stop smuggling from the mainland, officers stepped up inspections at control points. They arrested five drivers, seized HK$6.5 million of illicit ...

  2. Police seize smuggled furs and computer disks worth HK$20m

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Marine police made the largest seizure to date of smuggled mink furs yesterday in Yau Tong. Officers from the Marine East division had been staking out the area as part of a week-long anti-smuggling operation, according to Senior Inspector Lam Kwok-chu. They seized 13,970 mink furs, with an estimated value of HK$17 million. The furs were found among 193 cartons ...

  3. The Snakehead

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... nearly a decade to unravel the snakehead network behind the invasion and nail its mastermind, Cheng Chui-ping, known as Sister Ping. The best in her twisted business, Cheng ran a human-smuggling ...

  4. Rally planned over illegal vegetable trade

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Wholesalers want better oversight Vegetable wholesalers who want the government to increase surveillance against smuggling have threatened to stage a slow-drive protest ... used this loophole to smuggle products such as chilled chicken, weapons, drugs and antiques. Meanwhile, Mr Yuen said the smuggling had drastically hit the incomes of about 5,000 wholesalers, ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Officials urge calm on eve of rally against vegetable smuggling' published yesterday on C4 of some editions said: '... the sources of vegetables on the 28,000 delivery trucks inspected last year were found to differ from that stated in their documents'. It should have said 'none of the sources...'. ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... distribute all imported vegetables as a way of countering vegetable smuggling. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok told legislators the channels for distributing imported vegetables have ... had claimed that putting the distribution of all imported vegetables in the hands of the wholesale markets could help trace the vegetables' source and combat smuggling. Housewife gets ...

  7. HK$11m worth of smuggled goods seized

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Law enforcement officers seized HK$11 million worth of goods in two operations described as dealing a heavy blow to two syndicates that use speedboats to smuggle high-valued ... Police would try different tactics to tackle the problem, he said. The operations are part of an ongoing crackdown that has busted 30 smuggling cases since January and seized HK$54.4 million ...

  8. Smuggling racket

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An investigation by Post Magazine and wildlife trade monitoring group Traffic has revealed a smuggling network through which Hong Kong and mainland crime syndicates have imported more than HK$4 billion of endangered shellfish to Hong Kong in the past nine years. Beige abalone from the South African Cape can sell wholesale for more than HK$16,000 a kilogram in Sheung Wan. Cape ...

  9. Councillor goes undercover to find goods smuggled into HK

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The government has failed to stop the smuggling of vegetables from improper mainland sources into Hong Kong, a district councillor who visited a Shenzhen wholesale market undercover said. And now, he says, cigarettes and pork are being smuggled in with the vegetables. Vegetables supplied to Hong Kong from the mainland must come from 700 registered farms, ...

  10. Rules tightened on vegetable imports after smuggling claims

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... being smuggled from unauthorised farms on the mainland. A revised set of rules on the inspection, quarantine and supervision of vegetable shipments to Hong Kong and Macau took effect yesterday, ... from unauthorised farms with the legitimate labels and smuggle them into Hong Kong. Xie Yuehua, deputy director of the Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, denied ...




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