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  1. Customs keeping eye on backpack travellers after heroin seizures

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs officers at Chek Lap Kok airport are looking for drug traffickers posing as backpackers to smuggle heroin into the mainland from Malaysia through Hong Kong, a senior ... dealers adopted different smuggling routes, hired couriers from different countries and used different methods to conceal drugs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710350/customs-keeping-eye-backpack-travellers-after-heroin-seizures
  2. In Brief

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Six arrested near for smuggling Six mainland men, aged 25 to 41, were arrested for smuggling after marine police stopped a fishing boat on Sunday. Police confiscated goods, including hard disks, with an estimated value of HK$10 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721804/brief
  3. Rock lobster row confirms HK as Asia smuggling hub

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Hong Kong has been accused by a myriad western governments of being a centre of smuggling for drugs, prostitutes, weapons and classified technology over the years. It's ... are blaming Hong Kong middlemen, who buy the lobsters from them and then allegedly smuggle the lobsters into Shenzhen to avoid paying tariffs. 'The way in which the lobsters get into Shenzhen, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732369/rock-lobster-row-confirms-hk-asia-smuggling-hub
  4. Two caught smuggling cigarettes

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A truck driver and another man have been arrested after customs officers seized contraband cigarettes worth HK$13.7 million hidden in a container on board a mainland cargo vessel on Tuesday. The seizure was made after the vessel arrived from t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731635/two-caught-smuggling-cigarettes
  5. Taskforce targets smuggling syndicates

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo With the success of a clampdown on pirated discs over the past decade, a 178-strong Customs Department team has shifted its target to cross-border smuggling. Contraband worth ... and hefty mainland tariffs, including a 17 per cent value-added tax. A government official believes underworld shippers and smuggling syndicates suffered heavy losses when their goods were seized. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727824/taskforce-targets-smuggling-syndicates
  6. Triad-run smuggling syndicates offer logistics service to mainland

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Four or five triad-controlled smuggling syndicates with at least 10 speedboats are said to be running what amounts to a logistics service between Hong Kong and the mainland ... a government official says. Operating mainly twin-engine speedboats, they hire triad members as porters. The officer, who is involved in anti-smuggling operations, admits local law enforcers have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717402/triad-run-smuggling-syndicates-offer-logistics-service-mainland
  7. Prisoner ate large drugs haul to smuggle into jail

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A prisoner on remand is suspected of smuggling an unusually large amount of drugs into jail by swallowing them after 26 pellets of a substance believed to be heroin were ... practice, random checks are made on inmates' faeces to guard against drugs being smuggled this way. Also, the clothes and belongings of selected inmates are subjected to X-ray scanning. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728551/prisoner-ate-large-drugs-haul-smuggle-jail
  8. 14 Hongkongers arrested in smuggling bust

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter At least 14 Hongkongers have been arrested by Shenzhen and Xian customs authorities along with 36 mainland suspects in a bust of six computer-smuggling gangs. Police also ... and electronic appliances to online shop owners. Cross-border smuggling between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is rampant because of the differences in tax rates on electronic appliances between the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724727/14-hongkongers-arrested-smuggling-bust
  9. Fishy cargo turns out to be smuggled ivory

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The HK$10.8 million consignment of tusks smuggled from Africa was found concealed among cases of anchovies in two containers that arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday. Albert Chan Chi-hung, head ... centre for ivory smuggling, but customs officers had stepped up inspections of imported cargos, especially those from Africa, to crack down on the illegal trade. He said ivory was usually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724483/fishy-cargo-turns-out-be-smuggled-ivory
  10. Customs seizes HK$200m in assets after cracking fuel-smuggling racket

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs has frozen assets valued at HK$200 million after smashing a cross-border diesel-smuggling racket and arresting 153 people in a joint operation with mainland enforcers. The syndicate smuggled an average of 43 million litres of untaxed diesel a month from Hong Kong to the mainland with a turnover of HK$120 million a month, a senior customs official said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716510/customs-seizes-hk200m-assets-after-cracking-fuel-smuggling-racket

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