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Search and Seizure

Customs seize $2.7m haul

Customs officers arrested a coach driver, 39, after the seizure of computer accessories worth $2.7 million found in the mainland-bound vehicle.

Thursday, 30 August, 2001, 12:00am

Exco backs curbs on police powers

The Executive Council yesterday endorsed proposals aimed at preventing abuse of power by police and other law enforcers.

The proposals will restrict police powers to stop and search people and make arrests, and will require suspects to be taken promptly to court.

23 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Rules on media seizures tightened

JOURNALISTS will be given better protection against their material being seized by police after a bill requiring officers to follow stricter procedures was passed yesterday.

The changes were sparked by the outrage over attempts by police to seize television footage to use as evidence against demonstrators after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

29 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Pirate CD haul

CUSTOMS officers seized 4,000 pirated compact discs with a retail value of about $140,000 during a routine cargo examination at Kai Tak airport last Thursday. The seizure was kept secret for further investigations, which led to the arrest of a 37-year-old man, who was later released on bail.

9 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Crime fight gets hi-tech boost

HONG Kong police have become the first in Asia to use sophisticated equipment that can detect whether explosives or drugs have been stored in a room - even after the substances have been removed.

13 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Tobacco seized

CUSTOMS officers arrested a man following the seizure of 130,000 duty-not-paid cigarettes valued at $140,000 from a Shamshuipo vegetable stall believed to be used as a distribution centre in the market area.

27 May 1993 - 12:00am

Border seizure

MORE than $3 million worth of unmanifested electronic goods were seized during a search of a departing lorry at the Lok Ma Chau border crossing yesterday. The goods were found by customs officers in a false compartment. The driver was charged with smuggling.

26 May 1993 - 12:00am