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  1. Customs keeping eye on backpack travellers after heroin seizures

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs officers at Chek Lap Kok airport are looking for drug traffickers posing as backpackers to smuggle heroin into the mainland from Malaysia through Hong Kong, a senior ... dealers adopted different smuggling routes, hired couriers from different countries and used different methods to conceal drugs. ...

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    Milk powder beats out heroin in smuggling arrests- huh?

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 11:33am by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com Bloomberg takes an odd angle on milk-powder smuggling in Hong Kong. " Milk smugglers top heroin courier arrests in Hong Kong " But isn’t that comparing apples with oranges? Clamping down on an illegal addictive substance requires a different operation than enforcing limits on a food staple such as baby formula. In the story, the second ...

  3. Prison guard gets 6 years' jail for drug smuggling

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A prison officer was yesterday sentenced to six years' imprisonment for smuggling heroin and cocaine into jail in return for HK$50,000. The defendant, Yau Chun-hung, 34, was an assistant officer in the Correctional Services Department. He had earlier been found guilty of one count of conspiracy to traffic in dangerous drugs. In sentencing him, District Court Deputy Judge ...

  4. Liberian pleads not guilty to smuggling heroin

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.36pm: A Liberian man pleaded not guilty to smuggling high-grade heroin- which was allegedly destined for the mainland and being transported through Hong Kong. ... for the mainland. They also alleged that the trio had came from an international syndicate using Hong Kong as a transit to smuggle heroin from Southeast Asia into the mainland. Heroin is a highly addictive ...

  5. Caught with 80 condoms of heroin in his stomach

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the man was paid about US$3,000 to swallow the 1.5kg haul, worth $550,000, and to smuggle it into the mainland. The drugs were in condoms, each pellet weighing 20 grams. The courier, who ...

  6. Gangs smuggling drugs across border smashed, say police

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Sha Tin police have busted two drug syndicates they say have been procuring heroin from cross-border smugglers. Nine men and a woman were arrested during Operation Counterguard yesterday, which followed more than three months' surveilla ...

  7. Heroin haul seized at airport

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

    ... Danny Mok Customs officers seized a haul of heroin hidden in a wooden express cargo container at the airport, the first time such a drug-smuggling method has been discovered. The 620 gram haul, with a retail value of HK$400,000, came from Nepal via Singapore and reached Hong Kong on Wednesday. It was bound for Guangzhou. ...

  8. Man held after swallowing up to 1kg of heroin

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A Ugandan man detained at Chek Lap Kok is believed to have concealed more than 1kg of heroin inside his body before flying into Hong Kong. In a joint operation with Dubai and British police, Hong Kong customs officers caught the 34-year-old ma ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Australian teen admits heroin trafficking

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle An Australian teenager yesterday pleaded guilty to drug trafficking after she was arrested in Tsim Sha Tsui for attempting to smuggle more than 700g of heroin to Sydney. ... of her arrest, and her co-accused were intending to smuggle 701.79g of heroin to Australia. The hearing was adjourned to March 22, when the prosecution will finalise its case. ...




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