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  1. 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...'. ...

  2. Police pursuers who fight fire with fire

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... at a time,' says the anti-smuggling taskforce police officer. 'Throw into the mix the fact it is mostly at night and you cannot see the next wave coming or brace yourself for the next hit... ... craft- shifting everything from stolen luxury cars to diesel and consumer goods- were detected at the peak of the smuggling era in 1990. 'We had to come up with a way to make them stop. ...

  3. Customs inspectors sacked in crackdown

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing More than a third of the 63 mainland customs inspectors investigated for corruption this year have been dismissed from their posts, in a crackdown on smuggling that has recovered 1.7 billion yuan in stolen property. 'We are intensifying our efforts against smuggling,' Sheng Guangzu, vice-director of the Customs General Administration, said ...

  4. Customs hunts 300 buyers of smuggled cigarettes

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of HK$5.5 million were stored. Two men were arrested. Customs hit the place hours after a cross-border truck from Shenzhen smuggled in a consignment hidden in the hollow centres of 10 piles ...

  5. Airport worker held over people smuggling

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Immigration officers yesterday arrested an airport worker, 34, linked with the smuggling of mainlanders from Hong Kong to Canada- including a young man disguised with a mask ... the gang had smuggled around 10 people who each paid around 300,000 yuan (HK$351,000). ...

  6. Smugglers' 'floating godown' seized

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A barge specially built with four hatches in its hull to transfer smuggled goods onto mainland-bound speedboats has been seized by marine police in an anti-smuggling operation off Lantau. Police arrested a mainland man, 46, and seized HK$340,000 worth of smuggled computer hard disks aboard the vessel. But more than 10 smugglers fled in four speedboats towards ...

  7. HK$23m of smuggled computer parts seized on way to mainland

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Marine police seized HK$23 million of smuggled computer components that were on their way to the mainland in the division's biggest seizure for six months. A total of 455 boxes of contraband electronic products including computer disk drives, semiconductors, integrated circuits and LCD monitors were confiscated during the anti-smuggling operation in Tai Po. ...

  8. HK$10.7m in smuggled goods seized

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Marine police arrested two men and seized HK$10.7 million worth of smuggled goods in two operations. Men were seen loading goods into speedboats on the Sai Wan Tsui waterfront at 7.30pm on Monday. As police approached, a group fled in the speedboats. Officers arrested two local men and seized electronic goods. In the other case, police seized illicit cigarettes worth ...

  9. Nine arrested for smuggling off Sai Kung

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Marine police arrested nine men and seized more than HK$10 million worth of smuggled goods from a cargo vessel off Sai Kung. Another 10 smugglers escaped towards the mainland in five speedboats after a high-speed chase. The arrests were made after goods were seen being loaded onto the speedboats from the vessel in Clear Water Bay shortly before noon on Wednesday. Nine ...

  10. Raid nets HK$31m in smuggled goods

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... products. Officers from the small-boat division who were on an anti-smuggling patrol spotted seven boats entering Hong Kong waters from Mirs Point on the mainland. Speedboat crews were seen loading ...




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