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  1. Unlawfully wedded wives

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... David Eimer Aba was just 12 years old when she made her first trip to China. Crossing the border from her hometown of Muse, in Myanmar, to Yunnan province, she was expecting to spend only a few hours on the far side of the divide. But it would be three lo ...

  2. 39 held in money laundering raids

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police have arrested 39 people and frozen suspected triad-related income of HK$10 million in raids against money laundering activities in the New Territories. Three cars, HK$350,000 in cash and a number of computers were also seized. Two triad groups were alleged to be involved in human smuggling, illegal bookmaking, selling contraband cigarettes and loan sharking. ...

  3. Delayed cigarette-smuggling trial begins without key suspect

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong The trial of three company heads alleged to have pocketed HK$12.6 million in commissions from a cigarette-smuggling racket started yesterday after months of delay. But it went ... as overseas distributors for his company's products. The cigarettes are alleged to have been smuggled to the mainland from Hong Kong via other places including the Philippines, Cambodia ...

  4. Nations are urged to fight illegal migration

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Unfair international economic order is to blame, says Foreign Ministry official Developed countries should do more to help other countries combat rampant people-smuggling ... such as people-smuggling and human-trafficking... has a negative impact on social-economic development and undermines social order and security,' he said. 'The developed countries need to provide ...

  5. Grim trade in human misery is revealed

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 250,000 women and children have fallen victim to gangs of human traffickers, according to a report published by the United Nations Children's Fund this week. The report, called Stop the Traffic, says that human trafficking is a 'truly ...

  6. Trio arrested as police seize illegal cigarettes worth HK$2m

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Contraband cigarettes with a retail value of HK$2 million were seized in a Kwai Chung car park yesterday after being smuggled from the mainland by truck. Three men including ... compared with HK$78 million in 2006. After a month-long investigation into an alleged smuggling syndicate controlled by a triad gang, police and customs officers lay in wait before dawn yesterday. ...

  7. Tobacco executive arrested in ICAC probe

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Suspect accused of taking more than $11m in bribes to help syndicates smuggle cigarettes worth $116m into the mainland A senior executive of a state tobacco manufacturer owned by the Shanghai Industrial (Holdings) conglomerate has been arrested by the ICAC for allegedly helping several syndicates smuggle $116 million worth of cigarettes into the mainland. The Independent ...

  8. Customs seize large haul of illegal cigarettes

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... showed smugglers conveyed the cigarettes by speedboats from the mainland, he added. Customs routinely find illegal cigarettes being smuggled in the territory from the mainland. Cigarettes ...

  9. US agencies help in fighting people smugglers

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... agencies in several areas, including people smuggling. CdeBaca, who was in town to discuss regional co-operation in the fight against slavery, said the co-training programme was part of the US administration's strategy of introducing a 'global enforcement partnership' to try to end organised people smuggling. The envoy said the administration was committed to ending modern-day slavery, ...

  10. First suspected people smugglers held since landmark court ruling

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... work led to a surge in the number of non-Chinese illegal immigrants. The two mainland men, detained after a high-speed sea chase, are suspected of smuggling nine Pakistani men, all of whom have ... people-smuggling syndicates were exploiting the situation after the Court of First Instance ruled that Pakistani asylum seekers arrested for taking up work had not broken the law. In most cases, ...




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