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  1. 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. ...

  2. Drug hauls have smugglers on the run

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... at Botany Bay in Sydney. Nine young Australians are in custody in Bali for allegedly trying to smuggle 8kg of heroin on board a flight to Sydney, and on Thursday a Bolivian man pleaded guilty in a court in Western Australia to attempting to smuggle A$45 million worth of cocaine from Brazil. Australia, it would appear, is becoming a nation with a severe drug habit. But analysts say ...

  3. CityBriefs

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the shelter on Thursday night. The arrested men were both aged 45. Officers believe the illicit petrol was smuggled in from the mainland and was destined for illegal Stations in the New Territories. ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... off. Smuggled goods seizures rise The Customs and Excise Department seized HK$320 million worth of smuggled goods in the first 10 months of this year, an 8 per cent increase on the same period ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was taken to United Christian Hospital. Smuggled pork worth $90,000 seized at border Customs officers arrested a 22-year-old truck driver and seized 3,055kg of smuggled pork aboard his vehicle, ...

  6. Smugglers' haven turns to trade in used clothes

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Nestled away in a remote part of Guangdong province, the small port of Jieshi has developed a niche over the past 20 years as a hub for smuggled goods. From watches in the 1980s ... swept through Jieshi's No1 industry in recent weeks- an anti-smuggling campaign. Only one side street, where dozens of shops have been barricaded shut, hints at the persistence ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police swoop on smugglers Marine police arrested a man, 25, and seized HK$5.18 million worth of smuggled computer hard disks and components in his goods van in Sai Kung at about 2am. Smugglers were loading the goods from two vessels into the van when police swooped on them. About 10 smugglers escaped in two speedboats. Wheels come off rubbish truck Two wheels came off ...

  8. Officials among 27 held over fatal Shenzhen fire

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... killed and two injured. City authorities convened a taskforce that included several senior leaders to look into the matter. The owner of the nightclub, Zhang Wei, also an anti-smuggling police ...

  9. Customs seizes black market rice bound for abroad

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... cheap, triggering large-scale smuggling throughout southeastern China. At a bimonthly forum yesterday, Mr Wang suggested that the central government adjust rice prices, while acknowledging ... soaring consumer price index. Grain grabbers Smugglers try to profit from differences in international rice prices In one month, Guangzhou officials seized smuggled rice totalling (in tonnes): 280 ...

  10. Traffickers seeking to sell disaster orphans

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or they have a network where they can identify a child and take them.' Mr Budd said there had been one confirmed case of a child being smuggled out of Aceh to the nearby North Sumatran capital ... officers to relief centres to collect data on the children,' he said. The Jakarta Post also quoted a Medan-based non-governmental organisation saying that 20 children had been smuggled out ...




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