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  1. Comment - Blogs

    China and Vietnam co-operating despite border disputes

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 03:49pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... an agreement on extraditions in January. The easy to cross 1,350km long border has allowed smuggling and trafficking to flourish and it seems to be increasing. Police in Luoding busted a drug-smuggling ring from Vietnam this week, arresting three Vietnamese and four Chinese citizens, the Yangcheng Evening News reported. They were smuggling heroin and crystal meth from Vietnam through Guangxi ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea accused of smuggling arms to Syria

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York and Tokyo

    ... Agencies in New York and Tokyo Beijing promises to investigate the role of a Chinese ship in an attempt to smuggle parts that could be used in missiles to Assad forces U.N. says N Korea tried to exportarms to Syrians North Korea is suspected of having tried to send missile components to Syria in violation of UN sanctions, but the shipment was intercepted by South Korean ...

  3. Rules tightened on vegetable imports after smuggling claims

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... being smuggled from unauthorised farms on the mainland. A revised set of rules on the inspection, quarantine and supervision of vegetable shipments to Hong Kong and Macau took effect yesterday, ... from unauthorised farms with the legitimate labels and smuggle them into Hong Kong. Xie Yuehua, deputy director of the Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, denied ...

  4. Cigarette giant feels the heat over China smuggling claims

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... business of smuggling behind BAT's recent trade in China. The smuggling has been documented in a study published this month in the San Francisco-based Public Library of Science Medicine ... to smuggle several times that amount into China. These were cigarettes that BAT made and legally exported and passed through agents into the mainland market, according to the report. 'BAT ...

  5. Smuggling 'kingpin' to expose officials

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... a network based in Xiamen that smuggled up to US$10 billion worth of goods with the protection of corrupt government officials. Lai has fought against his extradition since arriving in Canada ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Steamroller yields A$237m China drugs haul

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Steamroller yields A$237m drugs haul Australian police said yesterday they had seized cocaine and methamphetamine worth A$237 million (HK$1.9 billion) shipped from China and hidden in a steamroller. Two men, a 33-year-old Am ...

  7. News - World - IRAN

    China 'a conduit' for Iran's nuclear programme

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US scientist says Iran tried to smuggle magnets for centrifuges to boost its weapons capability China 'a conduit' for nuclear gear Iran tried to smuggle thousands of specialised magnets through China for its centrifuges, in an effort to speed its path to reaching nuclear weapons capability, according to a new US report. The report, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong man caught with 300 grams of Ice

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 02:16pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit A Hong Kong man was arrested after trying to smuggle 330 grams of the party drug Ice, or crystal meth, from the mainland, police said on Thursday. The man, 49, was stopped by police and customs officers at the immigration hall at the Lo Wu border control point, while returning from Shenzhen on Wednesday afternoon. A search of his bag revealed the 330 grams of the drug ...

  9. China fails to protect victims of international slavery, US claims

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The US State Department report highlighted the issue of people-trafficking within China's borders as the mainland's most significant smuggling problem. However, it said Beijing was failing to adequately protect victims of international smuggling. China remained on the report's 'Tier 2 watch list' for the second consecutive year for failing ...

  10. Business - Commodities

    Philippines' black market is China's golden connection

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 05:49pm

    ... or the black market in Manila- not to its only legal destination, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas or the central bank. Up to 90 percent of small-scale Philippine gold production is being smuggled out ... showed. A top central bank official told Reuters new taxes on gold sales imposed last year appear to be a key factor in the alarming rise in gold smuggling. But the head of the revenue agency said ...




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