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  1. Live snakes, lobsters worth HK$1m seized from suspected smugglers

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Live snakes and lobsters worth HK$1 million were seized on Lantau Island early yesterday from two men who were allegedly trying to smuggle the food to the mainland. Customs ... weeks, but he said customs officers had not spotted a sharp rise in this type of smuggling over the past few weeks. Mr Ngan said the seizure was made after about a week-long intensive ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Students from Shenzhen exploited to smuggle goods across border

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Kids are being offered cash rewards to carry phones and electronic goods across border Traders use Shenzhen pupils to smuggle Cross-boundary pupils are being pestered by grey-market traders into smuggling goods across the border, a social service group recently revealed. In one case, according to International Social Service (ISS), a bus nanny ...

  3. Travellers targeted in smuggling war

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be subject to thorough inspection, under a Guangdong customs policy from Friday. The move is the latest step by authorities in the province to crack down on rampant cross-border smuggling. Hundreds ... such as cosmetics and wine to be taxed at 50 per cent. Analysts said the new measures were intended to boost domestic consumption by cracking down on 'ant smuggling' gangs and overseas shopping ...

  4. Rock lobster row confirms HK as Asia smuggling hub

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Hong Kong has been accused by a myriad western governments of being a centre of smuggling for drugs, prostitutes, weapons and classified technology over the years. It's ... are blaming Hong Kong middlemen, who buy the lobsters from them and then allegedly smuggle the lobsters into Shenzhen to avoid paying tariffs. 'The way in which the lobsters get into Shenzhen, ...

  5. 14 Hongkongers arrested in smuggling bust

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter At least 14 Hongkongers have been arrested by Shenzhen and Xian customs authorities along with 36 mainland suspects in a bust of six computer-smuggling gangs. Police also ... and electronic appliances to online shop owners. Cross-border smuggling between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is rampant because of the differences in tax rates on electronic appliances between the mainland ...

  6. HK 'unable to act' on smuggled vegetables

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The city's food safety officers are powerless to stop mainland vegetables from improper sources being exported to Hong Kong because of the 'one country, two systems' policy, lawmakers have heard. The undersecretary for food and h ...

  7. Joint customs swoop breaks smuggling gang

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a smuggling syndicate that has been using private vehicles fitted with hidden storage space to smuggle goods through the four land checkpoints. Codenamed 'Wolf Hunt', the joint operation ... of the gang and some of its drivers. The operation detected 25 cases of smuggling. Goods including mobile phones, Japanese wine, petrol, pirate DVDs, watches and cigarettes worth more than HK$16 ...

  8. Smuggling syndicate rounded up

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung More than HK$33 million worth of mainland-made mobile phones and imported American ginseng were seized and three men and three women arrested in Hong Kong, after a joint operation by Hong Kong and Shenzhen customs officials. The smuggling syndicate had allegedly been operating since early this year from Lin Ma Hang, in the closed area east of Lo Wu. The syndicate ...

  9. Pregnant woman 'smuggled heroin'

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Ten Hong Kong residents allegedly involved in a cross-border drug trafficking syndicate appeared in a Shenzhen court yesterday, accused of using a pregnant woman to smuggle ... Yan, 57, were charged with smuggling more than 5kg of the drug from Shenzhen to Hong Kong. Three more Hong Kong people, including a pregnant woman and a man said to be the mastermind ...

  10. Customs on alert after $16m haul

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs authorities will step up inspections to tackle smuggling after seizing goods with a wholesale value of $16 million- including dried seafood- from a mainland-bound cargo vessel in Hong Kong waters. Officers expect a surge in smuggling activities. 'With the approach of the Lunar New Year festival, there is a big demand for luxury goods like dried seafood ...




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