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  1. Man-in-the-mask people-smuggling gang busted

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Police today announced the arrest of seven people in connection with the smuggling of mainlanders from Hong Kong to Canada, including a young man who boarded a plane in October ... each of the gang's clients paid around 300,000 yuan (HK$351,000). He estimated the gang had smuggled around 10 people. The passenger who flew in disguise claimed refugee protection ...

  2. Prisoner ate large drugs haul to smuggle into jail

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A prisoner on remand is suspected of smuggling an unusually large amount of drugs into jail by swallowing them after 26 pellets of a substance believed to be heroin were ... practice, random checks are made on inmates' faeces to guard against drugs being smuggled this way. Also, the clothes and belongings of selected inmates are subjected to X-ray scanning. ...

  3. Smuggling racket

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An investigation by Post Magazine and wildlife trade monitoring group Traffic has revealed a smuggling network through which Hong Kong and mainland crime syndicates have imported more than HK$4 billion of endangered shellfish to Hong Kong in the past nine years. Beige abalone from the South African Cape can sell wholesale for more than HK$16,000 a kilogram in Sheung Wan. Cape ...

  4. Protests by grieving parents grow over child trafficking

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The country's one-child policy keeps the population down and families small. Now imagine what it's like for parents, whose one child is the centre of their world, to see that child suddenly vanish. Trafficking in children has grown on ...

  5. Girl on beach may have been smuggled

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are investigating whether a mentally handicapped girl abandoned on Shek O Beach was smuggled from the mainland. A swimmer spotted the girl, believed to be six to eight, wandering barefoot on Friday. Police said more tests were needed to determine her disability. The girl is 1.3 metres tall, with short hair, and was wearing black trousers and a pink T-shirt. Anyone ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Terror fear shuts door on refugees

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... and unwilling to be smuggled arrive at their destination and work as prostitutes, in restaurants and factories or on farms. Those not complying with the demands to pay back fees or work without pay ... The terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, and the resultant toughening of migration rules has been more a challenge than an impediment. A Honolulu-based expert on human smuggling ...

  8. Nations are urged to fight illegal migration

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Unfair international economic order is to blame, says Foreign Ministry official Developed countries should do more to help other countries combat rampant people-smuggling ... such as people-smuggling and human-trafficking... has a negative impact on social-economic development and undermines social order and security,' he said. 'The developed countries need to provide ...

  9. World.Wide.Web

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the migrants or are transit points. A Swedish journalist based in Thailand, Lintner is the author of six works on Asia and has written extensively on Myanmar. The networks which smuggle Chinese ... of the smuggling gang gives them a boarding pass for a flight to the US. En route, the migrant throws his false passport and boarding pass into the toilet of the plane and applies for political asylum ...

  10. Grim trade in human misery is revealed

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

    ... More than 250,000 women and children have fallen victim to gangs of human traffickers, according to a report published by the United Nations Children's Fund this week. The report, called Stop the Traffic, says that human trafficking is a 'truly ...




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