Smugglers use speedboats for the short trip between Hong Kong and the mainland. Photo: Nora Tam

Bold gangs take advantage of Hong Kong protests and stretched police resources to smuggle more luxury goods between city and mainland China

  • Officers believe one syndicate uses speedboats to smuggle electronic products across the border on a daily basis
  • There are fewer patrols and anti-smuggling operations by marine police, whose resources have been drafted in to deal with protests, sources say
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Smugglers use speedboats for the short trip between Hong Kong and the mainland. Photo: Nora Tam
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Police officers arrest anti-government protesters in one of the many clashes that have become increasingly violent. Photo: EPA-EFE

Hong Kong government ‘will consider’ commission of inquiry into police handling of protests if public is dissatisfied with watchdog’s report

  • Revelation from sources is a step beyond city leader’s promise to explore alternatives
  • COI is one of the key demands of protesters in more than four months of social unrest
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police officers arrest anti-government protesters in one of the many clashes that have become increasingly violent. Photo: EPA-EFE
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