The Fanling Law Courts Building in Fanling. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong driver jailed for six months for smuggling gold bars through bus he used to take mainland students to city schools

  • Koo Chi-ping, 59, was arrested on September 28, 2017 for carrying 12 gold bars worth HK$4.2 million, while crossing mainland border at Man Kam To
  • He argued the gold bars were his personal belongings and did not constitute a ‘cargo’, but judge rejected the claim
Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong

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The Fanling Law Courts Building in Fanling. Photo: Winson Wong
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The smuggled meat was found amid poor hygiene conditions, leading to fears those who ate it could fall ill. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong customs seizes HK$50 million worth of smuggled frozen meat bound for mainland China in largest bust of its kind for a decade

  • Tax-dodging gang sought to evade tariffs, including those imposed during US-China trade war
  • Food was not refrigerated, bypassed health and safety checks and on-board hygiene was ‘bad’
Topic |   Crime

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The smuggled meat was found amid poor hygiene conditions, leading to fears those who ate it could fall ill. Photo: Handout
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