Lowu Checkpoint

Auction boosts confidence

Positive outlook as Shenzhen developers spend 1.6 billion yuan on suburban plots

Wednesday, 17 August, 2005, 12:00am

Joint Lowu command centre ready

A joint command centre will start running on Saturday to cope with the three million people expected to travel through the Lowu checkpoint over the National Day holidays next week.

25 Sep 2003 - 12:00am


More than 310,000 holiday travellers crossed the border yesterday. The Immigration Department said about 180,000 returned and 130,000 left Hong Kong through the Lowu checkpoint. Eighty-eight counters there were opened to deal with the crowds.

4 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Move to speed up checkpoints eats into lunch break

Immigration officers will lose their lunch break under a proposal to open more border checkpoint counters to cope with an expected increase in mainland visitors.

20 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Gun syndicate suspect arrested, five homes raided

A suspected member of a syndicate that allegedly offered firearms for rent was arrested yesterday when he returned from the mainland.

The man, 41, was intercepted at Lowu checkpoint when he arrived from Shenzhen. He was handed to the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau, which raided five SAR homes in a hunt for other members of the alleged syndicate.

16 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

2.6m people expected to cross border during Easter holiday

About 2.6 million people are expected to cross the border to and from the mainland during the forthcoming Easter holiday.

10 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

12kg of farm poison seized at border

A man, 27, was arrested for allegedly possessing 12kg of farm poison at the Lowu checkpoint after returning from Shenzhen. He claimed the drugs were for a friend who ran a farm in Yuen Long.

28 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Busy border

More than 150,000 people returned through the Lowu checkpoint, the highest since the Lunar New Year. At 11.30pm when the border closed, 154,303 people had returned.

14 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Lowu arrests

Two women were arrested for allegedly possessing pharmaceutical products without an import licence after about $2,500 worth of the products were found by Customs officers on a local resident, 46, at Lowu checkpoint. A woman, 37, was arrested at the airport after officers found 1,600 tablets.

6 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Tell elderly about special immigration point

There have been many media reports lately on the serious congestion at the Lowu border crossing at weekends when tens of thousands of Hong Kong people go on shopping trips to Shenzhen.

10 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Blackout at border

Thousands of passengers were delayed by a blackout at the Lowu checkpoint that forced immigration officers to check visas manually.

1 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Border arrest

A SUSPECTED member of the gang arrested on Monday allegedly plotting to rob a foreign exchange company was detained at Lowu checkpoint.

7 Feb 1996 - 12:00am