When police raided an illegal food storage site in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi autonomous region, they found decades-old chicken feet waiting to be processed. Some even dated to 1967, during the tumultuous days of the Cultural Revolution.Monday, 8 July, 2013, 3:28pm 8 comments
Officials in western Zulia state had said the plan to limit sales of items such as cooking oil, flour, chicken and toilet paper — all of which are subject to price controls — could begin as early as Monday at 65 supermarkets.9 Jun 2013 - 12:37pm
Acting on intelligence, officers intercepted the ship, known as a river trade vessel, shortly after it set off from Black Point in Tuen Mun for Humen in Guangdong on Thursday. They escorted the vessel to the River Trade Terminal in Tuen Mun, where X-rays revealed illicit goods hidden in three containers on board.19 May 2013 - 5:51am
A Taiwanese man with ties to North Korea used shell companies set up by his son to smuggle machinery that can be used to make weapons of mass destruction out of the United States, prosecutors said on Monday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Hong Kong customs officers have seized 113 ivory tusks worth about HK$3 million on the Chinese ivory market, officials said on Wednesday.
The smuggled ivory was seized at the airport on Tuesday in a container marked “spare parts” from Burundi which was bound for Singapore, said an official statement.
The total seizure, weighing 300kg, was worth an estimated HK$3 million.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The 9.3 million cigarettes and 90kg of tobacco were found in a container that arrived in Hong Kong from Port Kelang in Malaysia via Singapore.1 May 2013 - 5:52am
Criminal syndicates are reaping huge profits by smuggling mainland tobacco through Hong Kong into Britain, where it is sold at a 5,000 per cent mark-up, a government source says.8 Apr 2013 - 10:33am
An elite Customs team has been set up to tackle smuggling syndicates who are making millions of dollars a day shipping container loads of illegal goods between Hong Kong and the mainland.2 Apr 2013 - 6:55am 6 comments
A week after China fired flares at Vietnamese fishing boats in yet another stand-off in the South China Sea, the two countries showed they could quietly co-operate in another field.29 Mar 2013 - 4:19pm
What do you do with 16 tonnes of elephant tusks? Conservation officers wrestling with that problem have shelved - for the time being - the idea of incinerating the growing stock of illegal ivory seizures after opposition from their advisers.14 Mar 2013 - 8:32am 10 comments
A report on the illegal wildlife trade of tigers across Asia shows that between 2000 and 2012, greater China had the most seizures of tiger parts after India. There were a total of 654 seizures across the region with parts from an estimated 1,425 tigers.10 Mar 2013 - 6:36am 1 comment
In June last year, a mainland traveller was caught carrying undeclared cash worth C$177,495 (HK$1.34 million), according to a freedom of information report requested by the Vancouver Sun.7 Mar 2013 - 1:05am
Customs and Excise Department detained a 23-year-old driver at the Lok Ma Chau border after 60 cans of formula were found hidden behind the back seat of his seven-seater van.26 Feb 2013 - 3:42pm 2 comments
Five people were jailed for between four and six years, on Friday, for smuggling more than HK$2.6 billion worth of fuel oil into the mainland by boat.
The five were connected with a Hong Kong company that sold 600 million litres of contraband fuel, enough to fill roughly 3.8 million barrels, District Court heard earlier.8 Feb 2013 - 4:35pm
Beijing residents have a last chance today to comment on draft pollution-control regulations intended to help clean up the capital's suffocating smog.8 Feb 2013 - 3:25am