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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. Travellers targeted in smuggling war

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be subject to thorough inspection, under a Guangdong customs policy from Friday. The move is the latest step by authorities in the province to crack down on rampant cross-border smuggling. Hundreds ... such as cosmetics and wine to be taxed at 50 per cent. Analysts said the new measures were intended to boost domestic consumption by cracking down on 'ant smuggling' gangs and overseas shopping ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Customs cracks HK$795 million bird's nest smuggling racket

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Shenzhen customs has busted a cross-border syndicate that allegedly smuggled 700 million yuan (HK$795 million) worth of bird's nests from Hong Kong and sold them to hundreds ... the bust as the biggest bird's-nest-smuggling case of the past six decades. The authorities arrested 19 people, most of them from two families in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Police said mainland ...

  6. Snakeheads are again using secret compartments for people smuggling

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The use of secret compartments has re-emerged as a means for people-smuggling syndicates to smuggle stowaways from the mainland into Hong Kong, police said yesterday. Marine police Superintendent Wong Chun-chin said the syndicates had not used this method for a long time. He made the comments yesterday in announcing the arrest of a cross-border people-smuggling ring ...

  7. Smuggling syndicate rounded up

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung More than HK$33 million worth of mainland-made mobile phones and imported American ginseng were seized and three men and three women arrested in Hong Kong, after a joint operation by Hong Kong and Shenzhen customs officials. The smuggling syndicate had allegedly been operating since early this year from Lin Ma Hang, in the closed area east of Lo Wu. The syndicate ...

  8. Syndicate smuggling luxury cars broken up

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Guangdong authorities have smashed the biggest car-smuggling syndicate uncovered in the past five years, customs officials said. The syndicate smuggled at least 558 vehicles ... in Guangdong and Macau on smuggled cars of the same brand and colour to elude detection. The smugglers also fabricated vehicle identification documents and the signatures of customs officials to apply ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    HK$60m of contraband electronics seized from ship on Pearl River Delta

    Posted May 18th 2013, 07:26pm by JOLIE HO

    ... Department's Syndicate Crimes Investigation Bureau. Despite the size of the haul, Lam said the department had not seen a rising trend of smuggling. The undeclared cargo included 4,200 cameras ... of the haul. "It is possible that some people or logistics companies collect illicit goods from local customers and then transport them to the mainland through their smuggling channels," Lam ...

  10. Ant eaters

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... a police raid, prompted by the bird flu scare, netted half a tonne of meat of all kinds smuggled into Macau in this way. With Macau's rising price index pulling further away from that of Zhuhai, more and more people are taking to smuggling. They are making such a contribution to the human logjam at the border crossing that immigration officers have given them two special clearance ...




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