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  1. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Hard times come to gadget Mecca of Huaqiangbei

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... square kilometres in the heart of Shenzhen- was the city's most prosperous area. The latest mobile phones- genuine, smuggled or knock-off- could be found there and shipped all over ...

  2. Heroin haul seized at airport

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Customs officers seized a haul of heroin hidden in a wooden express cargo container at the airport, the first time such a drug-smuggling method has been discovered. The 620 gram haul, with a retail value of HK$400,000, came from Nepal via Singapore and reached Hong Kong on Wednesday. It was bound for Guangzhou. ...

  3. Customs seizes year's biggest haul of smuggled mainland fuel

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Anita Lam Customs has made this year's biggest seizure of untaxed petrol, smuggled from the mainland by sea, as pump prices exceed HK$15 a litre- nearly three times ... mainland stations and then smuggled it into Hong Kong,' Mr Lam said. 'We believe the fuel is supplied to illegal filling stations in the city.' Petrol costs about 5.8 yuan ...

  4. Hong Kong hongs gone

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... These are best epitomised by Jardines, one of the original hongs, which was said to have inspired James Clavell's novel, Noble House. The company's dealings with the region included smuggling ...

  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. China swallows 1m tablets and Apple gets most of the benefits

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... (HK$1,190), encouraged sales during the Lunar New Year with increased marketing and promotions. There was also brisk demand in the country's grey market for smuggled units of Apple's new iPad 2, a thinner and lighter model built with two cameras for the front and back. Analysys estimated about 4.4 per cent of Apple's market share last quarter was from smuggled iPad ...

  7. Customs smash smuggling case involving luxury vehicles

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 4.31pm: Customs officers have cracked a smuggling case involving two luxury left-hand-drive vehicles this week, a spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman said two used left-hand-drive vehicles, including a utility vehicle and a saloon car, were seized from a 40-foot container at Yaumatei Anchorage. The cars were worth $750,000. The container, declared ...

  8. Demand high for new iPad as Apple expands

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not stopped people from buying the device from the mainland's grey market. 'Owing to the release of the iPad 2 in Hong Kong last month, the price of smuggled iPads steadily reduced and sales ... cent domestic market share. About 4.4 per cent of Apple's market share last quarter was from smuggled iPad 2 sales. That augurs well for Apple's expansion plans on the mainland, where ...

  9. Mainland textiles in for boost as quotas go

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... more than US$200 million of textiles smuggled into the US last year, including $130 million with fake documentation, said Ms Labuda. 'It's my opinion that 100 per cent ... of Chinese goods affected by US anti-dumping action, and I don't expect that to stop. We have seized quite a number of times a number of products smuggled into the US with fake documentation ...

  10. Customs seize $48m in smuggled products

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a rise in demand. 'As the mainland's economy continues to grow, more goods are being smuggled in to satisfy demand,' said Mr Kwok. 'We'll step up our efforts in stopping them.' So far this year, Customs officers have seized about $300 million worth of goods that were being smuggled into the mainland through Hong Kong waters. ...




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