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  1. 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 ...

  2. Two caught smuggling cigarettes

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A truck driver and another man have been arrested after customs officers seized contraband cigarettes worth HK$13.7 million hidden in a container on board a mainland cargo vessel on Tuesday. The seizure was made after the vessel arrived from t ...

  3. Triad-run smuggling syndicates offer logistics service to mainland

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

    ... Clifford Lo Four or five triad-controlled smuggling syndicates with at least 10 speedboats are said to be running what amounts to a logistics service between Hong Kong and the mainland ... a government official says. Operating mainly twin-engine speedboats, they hire triad members as porters. The officer, who is involved in anti-smuggling operations, admits local law enforcers have ...

  4. HK$11m worth of smuggled goods seized

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Law enforcement officers seized HK$11 million worth of goods in two operations described as dealing a heavy blow to two syndicates that use speedboats to smuggle high-valued ... Police would try different tactics to tackle the problem, he said. The operations are part of an ongoing crackdown that has busted 30 smuggling cases since January and seized HK$54.4 million ...

  5. Arrests in HK$200m smuggling operation

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam 3 held after customs seizes biggest haul Customs officers have smashed a syndicate and seized HK$200 million worth of goods in Hong Kong's biggest sea-smuggling case. Three ... Department's Ports and Maritime Command, said it was the first time officers had seized so many smuggled goods in just one operation. 'The goods were packed in 16 containers. The syndicate could ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Taskforce tackles surge in cases of food smuggling

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But An interdepartmental taskforce led by the Customs and Excise Department has been established to combat the fast-growing incidence of food smuggling. The department reported a 40 ... involved individuals carrying a few catties of meat across the boundary through busy control points such as Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau. But some involved smuggling on a larger scale in trucks. 'The ...

  8. Customs seize $48m in smuggled products

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a rise in demand. 'As the mainland's economy continues to grow, more goods are being smuggled in to satisfy demand,' said Mr Kwok. 'We'll step up our efforts in stopping them.' So far this year, Customs officers have seized about $300 million worth of goods that were being smuggled into the mainland through Hong Kong waters. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Customs seizes tonnes of smuggled fish

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam More than four tonnes of smuggled freshwater fish with a value of about HK$140,000 was seized from a mainland vessel early yesterday. Two men from the mainland, aged 37 and 43, ... and smuggled their stocks to Hong Kong,' he said. 'The cost for illegal importers to buy fish stocks is at least 30 to 40 per cent lower than for us, who purchase fish from registered farms, ...




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