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  1. News - China

    'Smuggler caught with diamonds in his pants'

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 05:20pm by DARREN WEE

    ... at a checkpoint at Shenzhen trying to smuggle more than 7,000 diamonds in his underwear, according to a mainland media report. The man was stopped at the Shenzhen Bay crossing last Thursday after customs ... semi-finished stones and gold jewellery. The report said customers officers spent several hours counting 7,443 small diamonds, plus 10 pieces of jewellery weighing about 130 grams. Anti-smuggling ...

  2. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan navy opens fire on tanker to stop ship 'smuggling oil'

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tripoli Libya navy in battle to stop tanker 'stealing oil' The owner of the oil tanker driven away from a protestor-controlled port by the Libyan navy denied it was involved in trying to smuggle crude oil out of the country. Istanbul-based shipping firm Palmali said it had ordered the ship's charterer to remain in international waters after it learned ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    64 held in crackdown on milk-formula smuggling ahead of Lunar New Year

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:57am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Customs step up enforcement of two-tin limit ahead of Lunar New Year holiday 64 held in milk-formula smuggling crackdown The city stepped up operations against the cross-border smuggling of baby milk formula ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, with the arrests of 64 people at the Lo Wu checkpoint over two days. Some 70 per cent of those arrested ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Woman jailed for smuggling baby formula

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 03:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse A Hong Kong court has jailed a woman for smuggling baby formula, the first time anybody has been sent to prison under the city’s ban on unlicensed milk powder export, officials said on Tuesday. The 37-year-old woman, whose nationality has not been disclosed, was jailed for five weeks after being found with four boxes of baby milk formula weighing 3.2 kilograms ...

  5. News - China Insider - GM food

    Seed smuggling a 'serious threat' to national security, says Beijing

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 12:52pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com An investigation into the smuggling of GM seeds into the mainland following the faliure of corn crops in Hunan provokes the authorities in Beijing to condemn the illegal practice Hunan farmers who had planted genetically modified corn seeds smuggled from Thailand and Hong Kong were stunned last autumn after the more than 133 square metres of crops ...

  6. News - World - COURTS

    Chinese national jailed in US for bid to smuggle microchips to China

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Denver Radiation-hardened US microchips may have been meant for the Chinese space programme Chinese national jailed for trying to smuggle chips A Chinese citizen convicted of trying to smuggle American-made radiation-hardened microchips from California to China has been sentenced to three years in a United States prison. Philip Chaohui He, the target of a US Homeland ...

  7. News - China - COURTS

    Shanghai woman gets 12.5-year jail term for smuggling fake Viagra

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 01:10pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Shanghai woman sentenced to 12½ years for running counterfeiting ring that smuggled sex drugs from mainland to Togo at massive profit Jailed for peddling 'Viagra' in Africa A Shanghai woman who made a fortune smuggling fake Viagra to Africa has been jailed for 12½ years by a court in Zhejiang, mainland media have reported. The woman ran a trading ...

  8. News - World - SMUGGLING

    Kenya jails Chinese ivory smuggler in landmark ruling

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... spokesman Paul Udoto. Chen Biemei, 30, was jailed for 31 months for trying to smuggle 6.9kg of worked ivory she had disguised as 15 bags of macadamia nuts. Chen, who pleaded guilty, was nabbed ... little if any deterrence, as experts say a kilogram of ivory has a black market value of roughly US$2,500. A total of 17 people from six different countries have been arrested trying to smuggle ...

  9. News - Asia

    Australia gives boats to Sri Lanka to tackle people-smuggling

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia gives boats to tackle people-smuggling Australia said it would give Sri Lanka two patrol boats to tackle people-smuggling operations in the Indian ... will operate alongside the Sri Lankan Navy's existing capability to intercept people-smuggling efforts originating in Sri Lankan waters," Abbott's office said in a statement. "Our ...

  10. News - World - DRUGS

    Meth smuggling charges in US court show North Korea's role in drug trade

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 10:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Case before US federal court links members of Hong Kong syndicate to international conspiracy Five face N. Korean meth charges Five men, including two members of a Hong Kong-based criminal organisation, have been charged with conspirac ...




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