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  1. The Snakehead

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... nearly a decade to unravel the snakehead network behind the invasion and nail its mastermind, Cheng Chui-ping, known as Sister Ping. The best in her twisted business, Cheng ran a human-smuggling ...

  2. HK suspects held for smuggling antiques

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Several Hong Kong residents have been arrested in Anhui province for allegedly smuggling cultural relics, mainland media reported. The reports did not specify how many were held, but said five members of a smuggling racket which had been active in the province for the past three years who were detained recently were not mainlanders and included Hong Kong residents. Anhui ...

  3. Sister Ping denies people smuggling

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... - dubbed the 'mother of all snakeheads' - flew into the United States yesterday after being extradited from Hong Kong to face people-smuggling charges. Cheng Chui-ping was presented ... 'People smuggling is a dangerous practice that puts human lives in jeopardy,' said Bryan Sierra, Department of Justice spokesman. He said cases involving the smuggling of illegal immigrants ...

  4. Smuggling charges flawed, court told

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The mainland prosecution of a Hong Kong woman for smuggling leather through a company in the city was flawed as the law could not be extended to Hong Kong, a court in Guangdong heard yesterday. Chau Siu-ping, 44, who faces an indefinite jail term for the smuggling charges, pleaded not guilty during the trial in Shunde city. Chau was accused of smuggling more than 66 tonnes ...

  5. HK woman on smuggling charge

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... A Hong Kong woman held in Guangdong for a year on suspicion of evading 3.5 million yuan (HK$3.29 million) in tax has been charged with smuggling. Chau Siu-ping, 44, a part-time court ... lodged complaints in Hong Kong against the arrest of her brother by Shunde customs officers on similar smuggling charges three years ago. Shunde customs officials said Chau, who is being held ...

  6. Smuggling ring leader jailed, fined

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The Hong Kong leader of a people-smuggling ring arrested while attempting to take children from the mainland to the United States was jailed for eight years yesterday ... planned to smuggle the children out of the country by claiming they were visiting the US to attend a summer camp. The court heard that the children had been taught Cantonese and rote responses ...

  7. Warder charged over smuggling for inmate

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A prison officer will go on trial in the District Court today on charges of accepting advantages to smuggle glasses, a pager, hair-styling spray and naked photographs ... December. He is accused of taking money from Cheung Lai-shan, the wife of inmate Choi Wai-kwong, to smuggle in seven items between March and December last year. The items included a pair of Calvin ...

  8. 'Big Sister Ping' guilty of human smuggling

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly US jury convicts Hong Kong woman for operation in which 10 Chinese IIs died A Hong Kong woman known as the 'mother of all snakeheads' has been convicted in a US court of financing a people-smuggling operation that led to the deaths of 10 Chinese illegal immigrants off the coast of New York in 1993. Cheng Chui-ping, or 'Big Sister Ping', ...

  9. Man wanted over smuggling ring faces extradition to HK

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael It is unknown if an alleged cohort of Lai Changxing will be sent to the mainland A former mainland customs official linked to the massive Fujian smuggling scandal is facing ... Changxing, had been appealing against a deportation order made after his arrest in 2002. Wong is wanted on the mainland to face charges of smuggling and bribery, but it was unclear last night what ...

  10. Chinese dealers suspected of running the Philippines' biggest Ice factory

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Philippine police yesterday raided a huge laboratory and warehouse of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or Ice - the biggest found in the country. Drug traffickers from China are believed to be behind the operation. Interior Secretary Jose Lina described the ...




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