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  1. News - China - SMUGGLING

    Chinese man caught smuggling eight iPhone 6s across border... in his underpants

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 01:21pm by Nectar Gan

    ... attempt to smuggle the gadgets across the Hong Kong border into mainland China. The suspect, surnamed Zhou, was detained by customs officers at the Lo Wu border a day after the Apple gadgets ... 6s and iPhone 6 Plus models at the border with Hong Kong since the phones hit the shelves last Friday. Of that figure, 200 phone units were confiscated as illegal smuggled goods, while ...

  2. News - World - SMUGGLING

    US jails Chinese mastermind of rhino horn smuggling ring for six years

    Posted May 28th 2014, 09:00pm by AP

    ... was the mastermind of an international ring that specialised in smuggling rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory via Hong Kong. Speaking through an interpreter, Li Zhifei, 30, expressed remorse and asked to be reunited with his sick four-year-old daughter in China. Li pleaded guilty in December to 11 counts, including conspiracy, smuggling, illegal wildlife trafficking and making fake documents. The US ...

  3. News - World - SMUGGLING

    Kenya jails Chinese ivory smuggler in landmark ruling

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... spokesman Paul Udoto. Chen Biemei, 30, was jailed for 31 months for trying to smuggle 6.9kg of worked ivory she had disguised as 15 bags of macadamia nuts. Chen, who pleaded guilty, was nabbed ... little if any deterrence, as experts say a kilogram of ivory has a black market value of roughly US$2,500. A total of 17 people from six different countries have been arrested trying to smuggle ...

  4. News - China - SMUGGLING

    Suspected 'snakeheads' face prosecution in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 01:55pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Nearly 500 people paid at least US$17,000 each to be smuggled off the mainland for either Brazil or Panama, police in Jiangmen say Thirteen suspects who smuggled nearly 500 Chinese nationals out of the country would be prosecuted soon, state media quoted police in southern Guangdong province as saying. The suspects, based in Guangdong and Fujian ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Police net huge haul of smuggled salmon after witness smells something fishy

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Attempt to dodge hefty mainland tariff on fish goes awry as officers swoop after tip-off Police net huge haul of smuggled salmon More than 300 boxes ... said the mainland's excise tariff on salmon is around 33 per cent, meaning that the smugglers could have dodged a tax bill of almost HK$300,000 on the seized fish. "Seafood smuggling ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Ivory haul poses 16-tonne headache for Hong Kong's conservation officers

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A 16-tonne headache for conservation officers What do you do with 16 tonnes of elephant tusks? Conservation officers wrestling with that problem have shelved- for the time being- the idea of incinerating the growing s ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Greater China second to India in seizure of tiger parts

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... between countries, real inroads could be made into targeting the smuggling syndicates behind tiger trafficking," said Pervushina, who heads up the tiger trade programme for Traffic and WWF. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Security fears over seized-ivory stockpile

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Huge stockpile of 'white gold' that has been seized by customs officers needs to be better secured, says head of conservation group Ivory stash 'a tempting target' A leading expert on elephant conservation ha ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Students from Shenzhen exploited to smuggle goods across border

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Kids are being offered cash rewards to carry phones and electronic goods across border Traders use Shenzhen pupils to smuggle Cross-boundary pupils are being pestered by grey-market traders into smuggling goods across the border, a social service group recently revealed. In one case, according to International Social Service (ISS), a bus nanny ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    150 elephants died for ivory load seized at port in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Customs' third big seizure in a year underlines a disturbing trend of growth in Asian demand 150 elephants died for ivory load Customs officers have made the third large seizure of ivory in a year as poachers in Afr ...




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