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  1. 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 ...

  2. Chicken policy

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's health minister wants centralised slaughtering of chickens in order to stop bird flu. An expert says that because of the risk posed by live-chicken smuggling, Hong Kong should talk with Guangdong about it too adopting centralised slaughtering. Should Hong Kong move on both objectives? Share your views: write to us. ...

  3. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The South African government has identified Hong Kong as a partner to help stop wildlife smuggling and illegal killing after one of the world's largest seizures ... was not only the largest in Hong Kong but one that officials say was among of the largest internationally because detection of such smuggling is difficult. The delegation of eight South African ...

  4. IIs arrested trying to enter by sampan

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... With the help of a government helicopter, police spotted and arrested 16 men in the mangroves near Lut Chau at 7am. Police said the head of the human smuggling operation managed to escape. 'Investigation showed that they flew to the mainland and were then smuggled to Hong Kong from Shenzhen to work illegally here,' the officer said. 'We believe that they were required to pay ...

  5. $5m in goods seized on cargo vessel

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A joint police and customs taskforce intercepted a mainland-bound cargo vessel carrying $5 million of smuggled goods in two containers. The seizure occurred on Thursday off Lung Kun Chau west of Hong Kong. The goods included 11 photographic development machines and 3,012 boxes of photographic paper and rolls of film. Eight mainland men aboard the vessel were ...

  6. We surely do not want zero duty turning HK into smugglers' paradise

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... confusing and at worst misleading. Hong Kong always has been the main logistics centre for wine shipments to Macau and southern mainland areas, smuggled, hand carried, or legitimate. Nevertheless, ... Hong Kong to be a wine hub - rather as a place to locate regional offices which has been happening anyway and now as a smuggling centre with the zero duty. Surely Hong Kong does not want to get ...

  7. cold shoulder

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... in quantities far beyond any local demand. Antibiotics- mostly American-manufactured, ironically- were in great demand. Smuggled into China, they greatly lowered the mortality rate of Chinese troops in Korea. Kerosene and other fuels were also smuggled in. Fishing junks in those years still had sails (right) but many had auxiliary motors. Vessels would fill their tanks, depart Hong Kong waters ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gang in court over record cigarette haul A gang that allegedly smuggled more than $13 million worth of cigarettes from the mainland will appear in the District Court today. A Customs Department spokeswoman said it was the biggest land cigarettes smuggling case it had cracked. Customs arrested eight men, aged between 25 and 47, last year. More than 9 million cigarettes- including ...

  9. City Briefs

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... held in Tokyo for drug smuggling Six Hong Kong residents, aged between 23 and 28, were arrested at Tokyo airport for attempting to smuggle 14kg of Ice, worth HK$20.5 million, into Japan. Hong ...

  10. How Hong Kong helped to convict a gunrunner

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Dutch businessman Guus van Kouwenhoven- convicted of smuggling weapons from the mainland via Hong Kong to Liberia- will be spending the next eight years behind bars thanks ... in part, to the testimonies of up to 10 Hong Kong witnesses. The announcement of the verdict came days before an Amnesty International report on arms smuggling which is expected to name China ...




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