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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong foots the bill as Beijing tops up its tax take

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... up to tackle smuggling syndicates who are making millions of dollars a day shipping container loads of illegal goods between Hong Kong and the mainland. SCMP, March 30   Why? It's ... smuggled, which, according to our story on the Customs and Excise Department's new anti-smuggling squad, "include precious metals, animal furs, seafood, computer hard disks and frozen ...

  2. News - China

    Customs officials battle smuggling surge

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Customs officials in China are grappling with an increase in smuggling, particularly banned items such as drugs, weapons and endangered animals, state media ... of Customs’ anti-smuggling bureau. China’s overall trade reached US$2.84 trillion during the first nine months of the year, up 6.2 per cent year on year, the newspaper said. ...

  3. Fishy cargo turns out to be smuggled ivory

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The HK$10.8 million consignment of tusks smuggled from Africa was found concealed among cases of anchovies in two containers that arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday. Albert Chan Chi-hung, head ... centre for ivory smuggling, but customs officers had stepped up inspections of imported cargos, especially those from Africa, to crack down on the illegal trade. He said ivory was usually ...

  4. Customs seizes HK$200m in assets after cracking fuel-smuggling racket

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs has frozen assets valued at HK$200 million after smashing a cross-border diesel-smuggling racket and arresting 153 people in a joint operation with mainland enforcers. The syndicate smuggled an average of 43 million litres of untaxed diesel a month from Hong Kong to the mainland with a turnover of HK$120 million a month, a senior customs official said yesterday. ...

  5. HK$11m worth of smuggled goods seized

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Law enforcement officers seized HK$11 million worth of goods in two operations described as dealing a heavy blow to two syndicates that use speedboats to smuggle high-valued ... Police would try different tactics to tackle the problem, he said. The operations are part of an ongoing crackdown that has busted 30 smuggling cases since January and seized HK$54.4 million ...

  6. Councillor goes undercover to find goods smuggled into HK

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The government has failed to stop the smuggling of vegetables from improper mainland sources into Hong Kong, a district councillor who visited a Shenzhen wholesale market undercover said. And now, he says, cigarettes and pork are being smuggled in with the vegetables. Vegetables supplied to Hong Kong from the mainland must come from 700 registered farms, ...

  7. Arrests in HK$200m smuggling operation

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam 3 held after customs seizes biggest haul Customs officers have smashed a syndicate and seized HK$200 million worth of goods in Hong Kong's biggest sea-smuggling case. Three ... Department's Ports and Maritime Command, said it was the first time officers had seized so many smuggled goods in just one operation. 'The goods were packed in 16 containers. The syndicate could ...

  8. HK$21m haul seized in Tai O, but suspects flee

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Marine police seized HK$21 million worth of furs, computer hard disks and mobile-phone components in a raid on a smuggling operation in Tai O, Lantau, on Wednesday night. ... or smuggled goods in the past year. It was also the first time police had found Tai O being used as a loading dock for smuggling activities, she said. 'It's a remote location and very quiet ...

  9. Taskforce tackles surge in cases of food smuggling

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But An interdepartmental taskforce led by the Customs and Excise Department has been established to combat the fast-growing incidence of food smuggling. The department reported a 40 ... involved individuals carrying a few catties of meat across the boundary through busy control points such as Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau. But some involved smuggling on a larger scale in trucks. 'The ...

  10. Smuggling of petrol to Hong Kong 'overstated'

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... consumption in Hong Kong and it is highly unlikely that so much could be smuggled into the city without affecting sales of duty-paid fuel, said Albert Chan Chi-hung, head of the Customs and Excise ... undetected. The remarks follow accusations last week by Li Rongrong, director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, that smuggling to Hong Kong was to blame for fuel ...




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