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  1. 44 arrested in city's biggest smuggling bust

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com The largest anti-smuggling raid in Hong Kong's history nabbed 44 suspects in Sheung Shui, say customs officers who described how dozens of mainland smugglers made several cross-border trips each day with goods in their hand luggage. About 80 officers from the police, immigration and labour departments mounted the joint operation on Wednesday, ...

  2. Elderly lured into cigarette smuggling

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo More than 100 smugglers make five or six return trips a day between Hong Kong and Shenzhen carrying contraband cigarettes through the Lo Wu checkpoint, a senior customs officer says. Tailor-made clothing with secret pockets and body packs are ...

  3. Taskforce targets smuggling syndicates

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo With the success of a clampdown on pirated discs over the past decade, a 178-strong Customs Department team has shifted its target to cross-border smuggling. Contraband worth ... and hefty mainland tariffs, including a 17 per cent value-added tax. A government official believes underworld shippers and smuggling syndicates suffered heavy losses when their goods were seized. ...

  4. 7 arrested, HK$14m in smuggled goods seized

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Six men and one woman have been arrested and HK$14 million worth of electronic goods seized in an anti-smuggling operation. Customs officers arrested a driver, 46, after seizing HK$500,000 worth of mobile phones and accessories in a secret compartment of his mainland-bound truck at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint at 7.50pm on Thursday. In a second incident, six mainlanders- five ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Driver arrested for allegedly smuggling girl

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Danny Mok

    ... night. But police arrested Cheng last night on suspicion of smuggling her across the border from Shenzhen in a secret compartment in his truck. Police said the girl, surnamed Sun, had a history ...

  7. Customs officers foil motor spirits smuggling attempt

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 5.02pm: Customs officers on Monday night intercepted an attempt to smuggle motor spirits into Hong Kong at Lok Ma Chau Control Point, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The spokesman said the incoming container truck and its contents of dutiable motor spirits worth $410,000 were seized in the operation. The motor spirits had a potential duty of about $210,000. ...

  8. 5 caught smuggling fresh-kill poultry

    Posted Jun 18th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Mainland officials stopped a Hong Kong resident and four mainlanders who were trying to smuggle seven freshly slaughtered chicken and ducks into Hong Kong from Shenzhen yesterday. The seizure of their produce was made at a Shenzhen border checkpoint just hours after Hong Kong and the mainland customs authorities began a joint operation to crack down on the smuggling ...

  9. Diamond smugglers jailed in Shenzhen

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng A Hong Kong-based cross-border diamond-smuggling racket has been broken up, with the Shenzhen authorities seizing 200 million yuan (HK$238.19 million) worth of precious stones. Swift justice has been meted out to three Hongkongers and 22 Indian nationals behind what is one of the largest smuggling operations of its kind. They were arrested between January and March ...

  10. Cars and cigarettes seized at border

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... The haul brings to 106 the number of cars customs officers have seized so far this year. The vehicles are valued at $2.74 million. Smuggled cars are usually transported by sea and few cases of cars being imported or exported from Hong Kong by road have been reported. This was the first time in five years that smuggled cars had been found at Lok Ma Chau. The number of smuggled cars seized ...




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