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  1. News - China

    Police seize chicken feet in storage since 1967, smuggled from Vietnam

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 09:54am by Patrick Boehler

    ... to be processed. Some even dated to 1967, during the tumultuous days of the Cultural Revolution. The storage site, raided by police in May, was run by a gang that reportedly smuggled chicken feet, beef ... into 1.5kg of seemingly fresh chicken feet, making up to 16,000 yuan (HK$20,230) profit on each tonne. Local police quoted by the paper said that most inferior-quality meat had been smuggled from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1277785/police-seize-chicken-feet-storage-1967-smuggled-vietnam
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Five jailed for smuggling fuel to China

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 04:35pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Five people were jailed for between four and six years, on Friday, for smuggling more than HK$2.6 billion worth of fuel oil into the mainland by boat. The five were connected ... to represent the proceeds of an indictable offence. The laundering charges involve HK$3 billion. The court earlier heard that the syndicate was formed around 2009 to smuggle marked oil – diesel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1146073/five-jailed-smuggling-fuel-china
  3. 'Phone-up cigarettes' a problem for officers

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... 'Counterfeits sell for HK$60 to HK$90 a package and smuggled genuine cigarettes cost HK$120 to HK$160 a package,' he said. The illegal trade is focused on Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei, Sham Shui Po and Wan ... arrested, and HK$900,000 worth of cigarettes. To stop smuggling from the mainland, officers stepped up inspections at control points. They arrested five drivers, seized HK$6.5 million of illicit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672259/phone-cigarettes-problem-officers
  4. Swooping on smugglers

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... of a highly trained anti-smuggling unit is to organise nocturnal operations and take part in stake-outs designed to detect illegal activities along Hong Kong's coastline and apprehend the perpetrators. 'For obvious reasons, not a lot of smuggling activity takes place during the day, so we mainly operate at night,' said Inspector Mak. 'By day we are like Dracula staying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665000/swooping-smugglers
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong seizes 113 smuggled ivory tusks worth HK$3m

    Posted May 01st 2013, 01:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Hong Kong customs officers have seized 113 ivory tusks worth about HK$3 million on the Chinese ivory market, officials said on Wednesday. The smuggled ivory was seized at the airport on Tuesday in a container marked “spare parts” from Burundi which was bound for Singapore, said an official statement. The total seizure, weighing 300kg, was worth an estimated HK$3 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227435/hong-kong-seizes-113-smuggled-ivory-tusks-worth-hk3m
  6. Comment - Blogs

    China and Vietnam co-operating despite border disputes

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 03:49pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... an agreement on extraditions in January. The easy to cross 1,350km long border has allowed smuggling and trafficking to flourish and it seems to be increasing. Police in Luoding busted a drug-smuggling ring from Vietnam this week, arresting three Vietnamese and four Chinese citizens, the Yangcheng Evening News reported. They were smuggling heroin and crystal meth from Vietnam through Guangxi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1202533/china-and-vietnam-co-operating-despite-border-disputes
  7. News - World - BRAZIL

    Cat caught smuggling phone and tools to inmates at Brazilian prison

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to the prison and even managed to carry materials, the agent said. The O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported that all of the prison's 263 inmates were suspects in the smuggling attempt, though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1121450/cat-caught-smuggling-phone-and-tools-inmates-brazilian-prison
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Officer held for bringing in fetuses for rituals

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... in black magic has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling dead human fetuses, said to be from Thailand, into the city. The 28-year-old officer was arrested in Hung Hom at about 4pm yesterday ... of the fetuses has not been confirmed but it is believed the man was trying to smuggle them into Taiwan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1122528/officer-held-bringing-fetuses-rituals
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan struggles with smuggled Buddhist relics

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 03:26pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... in the country’s northwest and smuggle to collectors around the world. The black market trade in smuggled antiquities is a global problem that some experts estimate is worth billions of dollars per year. ... artifacts in the southern port city of Karachi in July that were being trucked north to be smuggled out of the country. About 40 per cent were found to be genuine, including nearly 100 Buddhist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1053760/pakistan-struggles-smuggled-buddhist-relics
  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - SIGNATURE DISH

    Signature dish

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... legal. After questioning me about what the beagle had found in my luggage that was so interesting, the customs official went away without making me open my bags. I've never smuggled food into the US- smuggling is, by definition, a deliberate attempt to bring in illegal items. I have been caught with food that I had to throw in the bin, such as pork floss and prawn crackers from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1030075/signature-dish

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