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  1. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Students from Shenzhen exploited to smuggle goods across border

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Kids are being offered cash rewards to carry phones and electronic goods across border Traders use Shenzhen pupils to smuggle Cross-boundary pupils are being pestered by grey-market traders into smuggling goods across the border, a social service group recently revealed. In one case, according to International Social Service (ISS), a bus nanny ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Fishing boats in 'smuggle' 600 million litres of fuel

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.man@scmp.com 600m litres of oil- 3.8m barrels- smuggled to mainland using 'modified or enlarged fuel tanks' during seven months, court hears Fishingboats ... Authorities say Cheng formed the syndicate around 2009 to smuggle marked oil- diesel specified for use in industry or at sea- from Hong Kong to the mainland using the boats. It is illegal to use ...

  3. 44 arrested in city's biggest smuggling bust

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com The largest anti-smuggling raid in Hong Kong's history nabbed 44 suspects in Sheung Shui, say customs officers who described how dozens of mainland smugglers made several cross-border trips each day with goods in their hand luggage. About 80 officers from the police, immigration and labour departments mounted the joint operation on Wednesday, ...

  4. Boy tells of torture by gang after smuggling drugs to Sydney

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Ng A 15-year-old Hong Kong boy who smuggled millions of dollars of methamphetamine into Australia was tortured by gangsters after some of the drugs went missing in Sydney, a court was told yesterday. He said that when he returned home he was stuffed in the boot of a car, driven to the mainland and forced to smuggle more drugs. The teenager- testifying against three alleged ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Elderly lured into cigarette smuggling

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo More than 100 smugglers make five or six return trips a day between Hong Kong and Shenzhen carrying contraband cigarettes through the Lo Wu checkpoint, a senior customs officer says. Tailor-made clothing with secret pockets and body packs are ...

  7. 14 Hongkongers arrested in smuggling bust

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter At least 14 Hongkongers have been arrested by Shenzhen and Xian customs authorities along with 36 mainland suspects in a bust of six computer-smuggling gangs. Police also ... and electronic appliances to online shop owners. Cross-border smuggling between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is rampant because of the differences in tax rates on electronic appliances between the mainland ...

  8. Customs seizes HK$200m in assets after cracking fuel-smuggling racket

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs has frozen assets valued at HK$200 million after smashing a cross-border diesel-smuggling racket and arresting 153 people in a joint operation with mainland enforcers. The syndicate smuggled an average of 43 million litres of untaxed diesel a month from Hong Kong to the mainland with a turnover of HK$120 million a month, a senior customs official said yesterday. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Ivory haul from Kenya hidden among stones

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Nearly 800 tusk pieces worth HK$10.6m wedged between stones, as smugglers get more creative Ivory haul hidden by building rocks Ivory smugglers are finding new ways to bring banned elephant tusks into Hong Kong, Customs official ...

  10. Hopes of decrease in smuggling after police impound speedboats

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Smuggling in western Hong Kong waters is likely to decrease after police impounded 23 speedboats, a police source said yesterday. The source said it was thought some of the vessels, worth more than HK$100,000 each, had smuggled seafood from Tung Chung Bay, near Chek Lap Kok Airport, to Shenzhen. The source said a police investigation had revealed that smuggled ...




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