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  1. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 27, 2012

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Priest faces questions over ivory icons MANILA- Philippine authorities will question a Roman Catholic priest about ivory smuggling after his collection of ivory religious icons was featured in National Geographic magazine. Monsignor Cristobal Garcia is quoted in the magazine describing how to bring ivory figurines into the United States. Officials are investigating the origin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1047960/briefs-september-27-2012
  2. News - Asia

    Briefs

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Neighbours consider joint marine patrols MANILA- The Philippine defence chief says his country and neighbouring Indonesia and Malaysia are considering joint patrols of their sea borders to combat piracy, smuggling and movement of al-Qaeda-linked militants. Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said yesterday that he discussed the proposal with his Indonesian and Malaysian counterparts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1026518/briefs
  3. A bitter harvest

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... my movie. 'The representatives of the government have... made it clear they're not very happy with the outcome,' says the director, who had friends smuggle the film out of Iran ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994388/bitter-harvest
  4. Six held after former top triad leader bashed

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... extortion, drug trafficking and car smuggling. They control several nightclubs, mahjong parlours and massage centres. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991949/six-held-after-former-top-triad-leader-bashed
  5. Back where his nightmare began

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'If you smuggle certain things to another country we will pay you for it'- people will do it,' he said. His claims were backed up recently when police confirmed reports that triads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987494/back-where-his-nightmare-began
  6. Deal reached on Mekong security

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Officials from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand reached an agreement in Beijing yesterday on joint law enforcement and patrols on the Mekong River, where 13 Chinese sailors were killed last month. It is the first security co-operation deal by the four countries on controlling crime on the river, which is plagued by rampant smuggling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983525/deal-reached-mekong-security
  7. Talking points

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... public attention to the need for better protection for the world's endangered species, holding a press briefing about 600 pig-nosed turtles confiscated earlier this year in an anti-smuggling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980923/talking-points
  8. No 2 at Taiwan customs held on bribery charges

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to its import of smuggled stone from the mainland over the past 10 years. Wang said six businessmen and a legislator's aide were also arrested in connection with the case. A series ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972987/no-2-taiwan-customs-held-bribery-charges
  9. Calling the shots

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an hour are scattered across the hills of Wa State. It is easy to smuggle them across Myanmar's long, mountainous frontiers with Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. That the illegal drug ... all, Panghsang's sheer lack of rules has made it a magnet for every sort of crime. Rubies mined nearby are smuggled into China and Thailand while shops in the market sell endangered animal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965867/calling-shots
  10. Mobile phones punching holes in Pyongyang's news firewall

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Korea has been inundated with gadgetry, Ha said, including four million VCRs and DVD players, on which North Koreans can watch smuggled films and dramas. 'A few days ago, one of my friends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738598/mobile-phones-punching-holes-pyongyangs-news-firewall

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