• Tuesday
  • October 21, 2014
  • Last updated: 8:47pm
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by

Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 32 for smuggling

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. Drug mules bear the brunt of rising cocaine arrests

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Cocaine smuggling from South America is on the rise. Drug cartels are using couriers, or 'mules', trained to carry up to 1.7kg of the drug ... co-operation with various South American countries, including Colombia. Most cocaine is smuggled from the 'Silver Triangle' of Peru, Bolivia and Colombia- the world's leading ...

  2. Drug prices soar amid crackdown

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang More than 1,000 syndicates broken up and six tonnes of narcotics seized Mainland law-enforcement agencies have detained more than 13,000 people and seized more than six tonnes of drugs in less than four months, resulting in the price of some dr ...

  3. Opium hidden in wooden carvings, drums

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Customs has seized 45kg of opium hidden in wooden carvings and drums in express cargoes bound from Thailand to the United States, the first discovery in Hong Kong of this mode of drug smuggling. Officers at the airport found the drug in two hauls, both from Chiang Mai and destined for California. The opium was estimated to be worth HK$11.7 million. ...

  4. Long jail terms for teen drug smugglers

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Nick Gentle

    ... night for trying to smuggle 700 grams of heroin to Sydney via Hong Kong. Rachel Diaz, 18, Chris Vo, 16, and Hutchison Tran, 22, all from Sydney, each pleaded guilty to trafficking in a dangerous ... It was alleged in the Court of First Instance that all three had fallen prey to a drug-smuggling syndicate that Mr Justice Peter Longley said was employing the tried and tested method of using vulnerable ...

  5. Drugs torched in town that provided trigger for first opium war

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... official Lin Zexu burned tonnes of opium smuggled by British businessmen, triggering the first opium war. A senior officer of the General Administration of Customs' anti-smuggling bureau said ... incinerators, yesterday and today. The officer said drug smuggling had increased in the past few years. According to official figures, drug cases shot up 16 per cent last year. Police and customs seized ...

  6. Longer term sought for drugs scam

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford The Justice Department is seeking to increase the jail term given to a convicted drug trafficker who set up a bogus drug bust from jail- to get his sentence reduced- with the help of a Narcotics Bureau sergeant. The phoney drug bust, hatched ...

  7. School drug report shock

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter A report on teenager drugs users sparked alarm in Hong Kong when it revealed that 90 per cent of primary and secondary schools have pupils who are taking drugs. But a comparison between students in Britain and the United States showed Hong ...

  8. Sydney gang bust 'shows HK drug fight working'

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... suspected of being part of a smuggling gang, it was revealed yesterday. The raid is the latest in a series of large drug hauls linked to Hong Kong. The city's security chief said ... that the raids are evidence that the city is becoming a drug smuggling hub. ...

  9. Policies and reviews fuel research projects

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung From the railway merger to a fitness test for firemen, the topics briefed out to consultants reveal a long list of policies and reviews suggested by the government. The Financial Services and Treasury Bureau earmarked HK$14 million for a cons ...

  10. Heroin worth $1m seized at airport

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... fetch about $1 million if sold in the local retail market. He said police believed the drugs were probably intended to have been smuggled into Taiwan. Because there is no treaty between the two ... continuing their investigation into the source of the drugs, which they suspected were smuggled into Hong Kong from the mainland. The suspect has been charged with one count of trafficking ...




SCMP.com Account