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  1. Smuggled fertilised eggs dodging bird flu control measures, say trade sources

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee and Martin Wong Smuggled fertilised eggs from the mainland containing chicken embryos that may be infected are bypassing government bird flu control measures and could ... a practice here for more than a year, but the government turns a blind eye to it,' one source said. It took 21 days for a chicken egg to hatch and most smuggled fertilised eggs were 15 days old. ...

  2. Peruvian accused of smuggling cocaine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford A South American woman has been charged with smuggling 532 grams of cocaine into Hong Kong- with more charges expected as she continues to discharge the drug from her body in hospital. Gisella Saavedra Silva, 23, from Peru, was supposed to appear in Tsuen Wan Court yesterday to face six counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug. But prosecutor Vincent Lee said Silva ...

  3. Mad-cow concerns trigger beef smuggling investigation

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Some retailers still selling meat bought before ban Officials are investigating allegations that food suppliers have been smuggling beef from countries banned from exporting ... import beef from Canada. But it declined to confirm reports that suppliers were smuggling the meat to Hong Kong via Macau. Hong Kong banned beef imports from Canada in May last year, from ...

  4. Co-operation pledge over cocaine trade

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... powdered cocaine seized by law enforcers is brought in by drug couriers. Besides being smuggled directly, the Narcotics Bureau has also found drug syndicates setting up storage centres on the mainland to smuggle cocaine into Hong Kong in instalments. Cocaine has become more popular, according to Ben Leung Lun-cheung, head of the customs department's drug investigation bureau. He ...

  5. A trail of pain and broken lives

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin While thousands of people are murdered every year from violence within rival cartels, the illegal drug trade often affects the young and poor the first and worst. Take, for instance, teenagers Chris Ha Vo and Rachel Ann Diaz. The two will spend t ...

  6. Housewife jailed for drug trafficking

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A divorced mainland housewife on the dole was sentenced to four years and eight months in jail for trafficking 135 grams of ketamine found in the Tin Shui Wai flat in which she lived with her three children. Lan Yinni, 40, who pleaded guilty ...

  7. Peruvians seized with 7kg of cocaine

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... for about HK$720 per gram. 'Hong Kong customs and police are very concerned about this rising trend of cocaine smuggling and trafficking,' he said, adding that there may be further arrests as part of this operation, codenamed 'Coke-advance'. He described the mules as part of a very sophisticated syndicate for smuggling such large quantities of cocaine into Southeast Asian ...

  8. Tourist looking at an extended stay

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... smuggling ketamine from India. ...

  9. Cross-border drugs racket smashed

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... of cocaine and nimetzepam, a hypnotic drug. Donald Wong Sui-chueng, head of the customs drug investigation group, said various concealment methods were used to smuggle the drugs into the city. ...

  10. Drugs found in jails 3 or 4 times a week

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... in all of last year. The Correctional Services Department said it took every measure to prevent the smuggling of dangerous drugs into its correctional institutions and to eradicate the presence ... tactic to smuggle drugs into the lock-ups. Yesterday alone, guards made two seizures of heroin at two reception centres. A 35-year-old man, on remand on a charge of drug-trafficking, confessed ...




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