A SENIOR customs officer accused of conspiring to solicit $60,000 in return for not searching a man at Kai Tak airport appeared before Eastern Court yesterday. No plea was taken from Choi Kam-cheung, 36, who is charged with conspiring to solicit an advantage on a date between December 1991 and May this year. Magistrate Michael Hill ordered the case to be transferred to the District Court on Friday for consolidation with a case against three civil servants and one civilian. In that case, chief customs officer Lee Kang-sun, 41, two senior immigration assistants Hung Hak-sing, 31, and Chan So-mei, 35, and unemployed Ng Wai-man, 35, are charged with facilitating the operation of an illegal immigration racket. The four, who have all been granted bail, face between them a total of 19 charges - nine of corruption, two of conspiracy to manufacture forged identity cards and forged passports and eight concerning access to the Immigration Department's computer records. Mr Hill granted Choi bail of $10,000 cash.