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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong triads using Indonesian domestic workers to smuggle Ice

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Triads using maids to smuggle Ice Hong Kong's triads are targeting Indonesian migrant workers to smuggle drugs into the Southeast Asian nation, ... vice-consul for public affairs at Indonesia's consulate. Asked if he was aware of the extent of the problem, Aryadi said "fewer than 10" Indonesians suspected of drug smuggling were ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into Hong Kong amid booming demand for drugs

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:14am by Bryan Harris

    ... lives since 2006. Describing the group as the "most notorious", a local law enforcement source confirmed that the cartel was smuggling cocaine into Hong Kong, but declined to give more ... Kong, five Mexicans were sentenced last year to up to 27 years in prison for smuggling 538kg of cocaine into the city in 2011. Police and customs officials have declined to say whether the five ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police accused of missing chance to catch major crime bosses

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Bryan Harris

    ... It found that the secretive Ong Ngoai- Vietnamese for "grandfather''- syndicate, composed of the top members of gangs across the region, was behind much of Asia's drug smuggling ... attention." In February, a triad member associated with the group, Mark Ho Man-kong, lost his final court appeal in Hong Kong against extradition to Australia, where he is accused of smuggling ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    28 Hongkongers executed on mainland in just over a decade, says Amnesty

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 05:51pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... executed on the mainland since 2003, while the status of 19 others on death row is unknown, Amnesty International Hong Kong says. Their crimes were mostly drug trafficking, murder, smuggling or tax ... she noted. Those offences included smuggling of items such as endangered animals and artefacts, and financial crimes. Another welcome sign, Au said, was the top court's instruction ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    New smuggling operation proves easy case to crack

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Customs find 1.3m cigarettes inside fake water heaters after cheap material gives game away New smuggling op proves easy case to crack Contraband ... label stuck on the casing. Only the plastic casing gave the game away; they are usually made out of metal. The new smuggling technique was uncovered by customs during a raid in Kwun Tong. ...

  6. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Hong Kong 'middleman' arrested in China helicopter smuggling

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 11:31am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter A Hong Kong businessman was arrested after being suspected of trying to smuggle a helicopter into mainland China in what appears to be the first such case. Border police in Xiamen, China's ninth busiest port, found helicopter parts in January, when they inspected 28 suspicious containers that the owner claimed to be carrying plastic waste, the Legal Daily ...

  7. News - World - CRIME

    Police slap arrested Vatican prelate with fresh money-laundering charge

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Vatican City Ex-Vatican official faces new illicit cash charge A former Vatican prelate on trial for an alleged plot to smuggle €20 million (HK$210 million) into Italy ... investigated on suspicion of abetting money laundering. Scarano, 61, is under house arrest in his native Salerno, near Naples, and charged with conspiring to smuggle some €20 million from Switzerland ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    'Don't copy me:' African drug mules jailed in Hong Kong write home to stem flow

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Bryan Harris, DANNY LEE

    ... media, the stream of couriers immediately dried up. In the past seven months, only three Africans, including one Tanzanian, have been arrested for drug smuggling at the city's points ... regulations, Correctional Services allowed Wotherspoon to publish the letters online, deeming them an effective and economical way to crack down on drug smuggling. African mules who arrive in Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    15 held as officers bust people-smuggling gang

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 08:42pm by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com 15 held as officers bust people-smuggling gang People-smuggling syndicates are using more indirect routes than before and recruiting couriers to transport illegal migrants from the mainland through Hong Kong, investigators say. This has emerged after a joint operation between Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen enforcers that smashed a cross-border ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong elite squad to crack down on smuggling syndicates

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... gangs of smugglers An elite customs team has been set up to tackle smuggling syndicates who are making millions of dollars a day shipping container loads of illegal goods between Hong Kong and the mainland. Dozens of containers are smuggled into the mainland on a daily basis by well-organised syndicates, with the illegal proceeds of only one syndicate believed to exceed HK$100 million. ...




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