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  1. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Security fears over seized-ivory stockpile

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Huge stockpile of 'white gold' that has been seized by customs officers needs to be better secured, says head of conservation group Ivory stash 'a tempting target' A leading expert on elephant conservation ha ...

  2. Arrests lift lid on drug couriers' smuggling methods

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Seven concealment methods used by female drug couriers to smuggle heroin into the mainland via Hong Kong were revealed yesterday after the arrest of eight Thai women, who had ... arrested had used as many as three of these concealment methods to smuggle 800 grams of heroin into Hong Kong, he said. 'We believe drugs were hidden in brassieres, underpants or hollowed-out ...

  3. Xinjiang, HK at forefront of battle over illicit drugs

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the deputy head of the Customs Department's anti-smuggling bureau, said. 'The most common drug trafficking route today is 'west in, east out'. The drugs come in mainly through ... drug trafficking.' Shenzhen and Hong Kong customs officers busted a big drug ring in December and another in April. The April bust was the biggest operation against ketamine smuggling ...

  4. Smuggled hi-tech goods seized at sea

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... Smuggled electronic goods worth $40 million, including medical equipment and a fingerprint scanner, have been seized at sea while on their way to the mainland, customs officers said ... be smuggled by sea to the mainland. Mr Fong said the river-trade vessel was sighted off Yau Ma Tei. 'We then tailed the vessel both from land and at sea until it reached the waters off Lung Kwu ...

  5. Customs smash smuggling case involving luxury vehicles

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 4.31pm: Customs officers have cracked a smuggling case involving two luxury left-hand-drive vehicles this week, a spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman said two used left-hand-drive vehicles, including a utility vehicle and a saloon car, were seized from a 40-foot container at Yaumatei Anchorage. The cars were worth $750,000. The container, declared ...

  6. Customs officers smash VCD smuggling operation

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... ANDY CHENG Updated at 4.12pm: Customs have smashed a smuggling operation that had used a fishing vessel to transport illegal VCDs, a spokesman said on Thursday. It is the largest operation of its kind to be uncovered so far this year, he said. The VCDs were worth about $3.68 million. Officers arrested four mainland crewmen, aged 18 to 43, during the operation at midnight ...

  7. News - China - SECURITY

    China to consolidate maritime security agencies under one body

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... will also take over the Public Security Ministry's coastguard patrols, the Agriculture Ministry's fisheries patrols and the General Administration of Customs' anti-smuggling efforts. ...

  8. Snakeheads cheat dozens out of their SAR passports

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'We believe that these reported losses of SAR passports are related to human-smuggling and illegal forgery activities,' Chan Ping-fai, assistant principal immigration officer ... said. The advance security features in the electronic passports, introduced in February 2007, make it difficult for human smuggling syndicates to change the picture or information on the data ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    45 arrested for breaking milk formula quota

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Province via the Shenzhen Bay Port once, for a stay of not more than seven days. There are now fears such vehicles might be used to smuggle infant milk formula. Under the new rules to protect local ...

  10. Passport scams may be underplayed

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Growing official concern over the use of Hong Kong passports by people-smuggling syndicates has prompted a warning by an immigration consultant that the problem is bigger than ... gangsters who run international people-smuggling rings. But Tsim Sha Tsui immigration consultant Richard Aziz Butt claims this is the tip of the iceberg. He says he has been approached several times ...




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