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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia customs upheaval over Sydney airport graft

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 11:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia announced an overhaul of its customs service on Thursday after eight people were arrested in a corruption investigation linked to an alleged drugs ring at Sydney airport. “I am working on major structural and cultu ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan struggles with smuggled Buddhist relics

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 03:26pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... in the country’s northwest and smuggle to collectors around the world. The black market trade in smuggled antiquities is a global problem that some experts estimate is worth billions of dollars per year. ... artifacts in the southern port city of Karachi in July that were being trucked north to be smuggled out of the country. About 40 per cent were found to be genuine, including nearly 100 Buddhist ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - SIGNATURE DISH

    Signature dish

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... legal. After questioning me about what the beagle had found in my luggage that was so interesting, the customs official went away without making me open my bags. I've never smuggled food into the US- smuggling is, by definition, a deliberate attempt to bring in illegal items. I have been caught with food that I had to throw in the bin, such as pork floss and prawn crackers from ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Egyptian charged with smuggling stun guns onto flight

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by LANA LAM AND NIALL FRASER

    ... Niall Fraser and Lana Lam Egyptian arrested at airport initially claimed diplomatic immunity, but will now appear in court accused of smuggling stun guns and tear gas Passenger charged over stun guns A 48-year-old man with links to the Egyptian consulate in Hong Kong will appear in court tomorrow accused of smuggling stun guns and tear gas onto a flight leaving Chek Lap Kok ...

  5. News - China

    Customs officials battle smuggling surge

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Customs officials in China are grappling with an increase in smuggling, particularly banned items such as drugs, weapons and endangered animals, state media ... of Customs’ anti-smuggling bureau. China’s overall trade reached US$2.84 trillion during the first nine months of the year, up 6.2 per cent year on year, the newspaper said. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Ex-Egypt consul worker fined HK$15,000 for smuggling firearms

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Man pleaded guilty to smuggling tear gas and two guns onto a flight from HK to Egypt Ex-Egypt consul worker in firearm fine A former co-worker of Egypt's top diplomat in Hong Kong was fined HK$15,000 yesterday after pleading guilty to smuggling firearms and tear gas onto a flight last month. Salah Abdallah Mahrous Aly, 48, claims he did ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Customs seize HK$27m haul of smuggled ivory at Kwai Chung

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... m smuggled ivory haul One of the world's biggest ever seizures of illicit ivory- a haul of tusks which cost the lives of 600 African elephants- has been made in Hong Kong. The raid ... was a 56-year-old Hong Kong man investigators said was a key member of the smuggling syndicate. The other six are from the mainland. Customs officers said they were trying to track down other members ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Thai man pleads guilty to smuggling rhino horn from South Africa

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Johannesburg

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg Women posed as big game hunters as part of ring trafficking rhino horns Thai prostitutes staged rhino hunts A Thai man has pleaded guilty to smuggling rhino horn ... of the guilty plea entered into is that this is the first time the state was able to arrest and prosecute one of the most senior people in an international smuggling syndicate of rhino horn," said ...

  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea accused of smuggling arms to Syria

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York and Tokyo

    ... Agencies in New York and Tokyo Beijing promises to investigate the role of a Chinese ship in an attempt to smuggle parts that could be used in missiles to Assad forces U.N. says N Korea tried to exportarms to Syrians North Korea is suspected of having tried to send missile components to Syria in violation of UN sanctions, but the shipment was intercepted by South Korean ...

  10. News - World

    US dinosaur thief smuggled fossils from China, Mongolia

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 02:19pm by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Eric Prokopi a 'one-man black market in prehistoric fossils' A US man has been charged with smuggling dinosaur fossils into America from China and Mongolia. Eric Prokopi, 38, is accused of conspiracy to smuggle illegal goods, smuggling into the United States, and selling stolen goods, which carry possible sentences of five, 20 and 10 years ...




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