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  1. Rally planned over illegal vegetable trade

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Wholesalers want better oversight Vegetable wholesalers who want the government to increase surveillance against smuggling have threatened to stage a slow-drive protest ... used this loophole to smuggle products such as chilled chicken, weapons, drugs and antiques. Meanwhile, Mr Yuen said the smuggling had drastically hit the incomes of about 5,000 wholesalers, ...

  2. From smuggling kingpin to a life behind bars

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Lai Changxing, once the mainland's most-wanted fugitive, has been jailed for life by a court in Fujian for running a huge smuggling operation ... that avoided duties worth 27.4 billion yuan (HK$33.7 billion) on a variety of smuggled products ranging from cigarettes to petroleum products, cars and raw materials from 1995 to 1999. The court handed ...

  3. People-smuggling a growth industry

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to combat one evil are fuelling an increase in another. People-smuggling, the modern day equivalent of the slave trade, has become a growth industry. And it is being aided by the trend among ... of 58 Chinese immigrants smuggled into Britain in 2000 and the drowning of 353 asylum-seekers on their way to Australia the following year. This month, six mainland women died after being thrown ...

  4. Szeto denies smuggling claims

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Veteran activist Szeto Wah yesterday denied his pro-democracy alliance was involved in smuggling dissidents out of the mainland following the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. He ... deputy director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said that some democrats were behind Operation Yellow Bird, in which dozens of dissidents were smuggled out ...

  5. Consul backs concerns over Macau bank

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau US Consul-General to Hong Kong James Cunningham yesterday stood by his government's allegation that Macau's Banco Delta Asia (BDA) had aided North Korean government agencies in illicit activities, including counterfeiting and ...

  6. Legislator calls for law review

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Legislator Leung Yiu-chung, who is helping a truck driver being prosecuted for smuggling, has urged the government to review anti-smuggling laws. A defendant can argue that he did not know and could not with reasonable diligence have known that his cargo was unmanifested. But Mr Leung said the burden of proof should be on the law-enforcement agency to prove ...

  7. 'No sign' illicit sales up since smoke duty rise

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu There had been no sign of an increase in the sale of smuggled cigarettes since the tobacco duty was raised in this year's budget, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung told the Legislative Council yesterday. Professor Chan defended the government against criticism from lawmakers that it had failed to fight the sale of smuggled cigarettes ...

  8. Legislator's assurance on iPads, iPhones

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... on smuggling. ...

  9. Tourist looking at an extended stay

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... smuggling ketamine from India. ...

  10. Law needed to force declaration of assets

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... for life for running one of the country's biggest ever smuggling operations- a case which also highlighted the depth and breadth of official graft. One day earlier, US Ambassador Gary Locke ... on the mainland. According to a Xinhua report on the trial, Lai's smuggling operations evaded customs duties worth 14 billion yuan (HK$17.19 billion) and he was also accused of bribing 64 government ...




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