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  1. In Brief

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

    ... distribute all imported vegetables as a way of countering vegetable smuggling. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok told legislators the channels for distributing imported vegetables have ... had claimed that putting the distribution of all imported vegetables in the hands of the wholesale markets could help trace the vegetables' source and combat smuggling. Housewife gets ...

  2. Three jailed for cigarette smuggling

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The former chairman of Hong Kong-based Nanyang Brothers Tobacco Co and two employees from another company were jailed yesterday for pocketing commissions and smuggling cigarettes to the mainland. Nanyang Brothers, a subsidiary of publicly listed Shanghai Industrial Holdings, made the Double Happiness brand of cigarettes, the brand smuggled to the mainland. ...

  3. Three convicted over smuggling of cigarettes to the mainland

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The former chairman of Hong Kong-based Nanyang Brothers Tobacco Co and two company officials were convicted in the District Court of pocketing commissions and smuggling ... Happiness brand of cigarettes in Hong Kong. Double Happiness was the brand smuggled to the mainland. The marathon trial of the cigarette smuggling racket, which was delayed for months, finally began ...

  4. Woman in smuggling plot 'did not benefit'

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong There was no evidence to show that cigarette company executive Ko Kit had benefited from a scheme involving the pocketing of commissions and smuggling of cigarettes ... smuggled into the mainland from Hong Kong via the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam. In mitigation, Joseph Tse Wah-yuen SC said covert surveillance tapes did not show Ko receiving any benefit from ...

  5. 7 years' jail for using girl, 9, to smuggle drugs

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A taxi driver was jailed for 71/2 years yesterday after he admitted recruiting a nine-year-old girl to smuggle dangerous drugs from Shenzhen. Ling Yiu-kay, 55, was sentenced in the Court of First Instance on two charges of trafficking in dangerous drugs, one of which involved paying a child HK$1,400 to bring heroin and midazolam to Hong Kong. Mrs Justice Judianna Barnes ...

  6. Girl, 9, hired to smuggle drugs from Shenzhen

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A drug trafficker might get a stiffer sentence because he hired a nine-year-old girl to smuggle heroin from Shenzhen into Hong Kong. The Court of First Instance heard the girl ... sentence because a child was used to smuggle drugs, Mrs Justice Barnes said. Counsel for the defence said most of the money from the HK$2,000 deal went to the girl, with Ling taking HK$600. ...

  7. People smuggling lands five men in jail

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they were to be smuggled in without visas and using SAR passports bought through a middleman. The two mainlanders, accompanied by a snakehead at the airport, checked in for the Bangkok-bound flight ... stepped up patrols and random checks at the airport to hit human smuggling by targeting flights, especially to popular destinations in Europe and Japan. ...

  8. Boss goes on trial for smuggling cooking oil

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu A businessman allegedly involved in one of China's biggest smuggling cases has gone on trial in Shenzhen, Xinhua reported yesterday. The case has led to the downfall of two customs chiefs. Yang Gaiqing, former boss of the Shenzhen Huiwei Industrial and Trading Company in Guangdong, has been put on trial for smuggling huge quantities of cooking oil on to the mainland. ...

  9. Mainland man jailed for cigarette smuggling

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A mainland man has been jailed for a year for using Hong Kong as a transit point for a counterfeit cigarette smuggling operation stretching from the mainland to Southeast ... Kam-fai, Or Kwok-wai, Paul Chan Chung-yan and Chan Sik-man, members of a syndicate smuggling counterfeit cigarettes from the mainland to Southeast Asian countries via Hong Kong. Or introduced Chen ...

  10. 27 years' jail for boss of Ice-smuggling gang

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... The head of a Hong Kong drug syndicate that smuggled Ice from the mainland to the United States was jailed for 27 years yesterday following his arrest after a year-long operation. A Court of First Instance jury found Mak Wing-cheung, 29, guilty of conspiracy to traffic in dangerous drugs after a 15-day trial. Five other men pleaded guilty to the same charge and were also sentenced ...




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