Australia announced an overhaul of its customs service yesterday after eight people were arrested in a corruption investigation linked to an alleged drugs ring at Sydney airport.Friday, 21 December, 2012, 3:38am
Customs officers at Hong Kong airport had only discovered one consignment of fake Jeremy Lin basketball jerseys by the time news broke this week that the Asian-American basketball sensation was injured. That's despite the availability of the unauthorised tops in the city's markets.6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
More than 10 tonnes of illicit tobacco destined for Britain has been confiscated in Hong Kong in the past five weeks, prompting customs officials to step up co-operation with British and mainland authorities to stop the illegal trade.10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Tens of thousands of people smuggling untaxed electronic products, baby formula and other popular merchandise across the border for a quick profit could face jail as Beijing toughens the law against trafficking.4 May 2011 - 12:00am
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.11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Customs officers seized one of their largest hauls of smuggled goods from a mainland-bound cargo vessel on Saturday, after a week-long surveillance exercise.15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Tusks seized by Macau authorities in bags bearing Hong Kong government seals were legally traded hippo tusks, not elephant ivory, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday.
A spokeswoman said the tusks had not been stolen, as had been feared, and its stocks were intact.19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
Customs officers have raided the largest and most sophisticated drug-making centre ever found in Hong Kong.17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
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 every night.18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
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 products to the mainland.25 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
Marine police and customs officers seized seven boxes of computer parts worth HK$88,000 from a light goods vehicle in an anti-smuggling operation in Tung Chung. Five to six men were loading boxes from the vehicle onto two speedboats but fled in the boats towards Lung Kwu Chau.20 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Nine people were arrested yesterday when customs officers raided six garment shops in Kowloon City and seized counterfeit clothes worth HK$1.4 million.
Officers seized about 12,000 items of clothing in shops on Lion Rock Road. Investigations showed the counterfeits were imitations of brand names and were out-of-season goods for export, substandard goods or samples.30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
Customs has arrested seven suspected smugglers, including three core members of a racket that used powerful speedboats to sneak high-value goods to the mainland over the past few years. The crackdown dealt a heavy blow to the syndicate.
Computer hard disks, integrated circuit chips, cellphones and other goods with an estimated retail value of HK$22 million were also seized.23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am