Seizing boats on land has been a key part of the Hong Kong customs department’s anti-smuggling toolkit. Photo: Robert Ng
Seizing boats on land has been a key part of the Hong Kong customs department’s anti-smuggling toolkit. Photo: Robert Ng
Crime

Hong Kong customs shifting away from dangerous seaborne interceptions of smugglers

  • Department placing heavier focus on land-based operations following September death of officer at sea, new customs chief says
  • Risky high-speed pursuits not even ‘the most effective method’ of dealing with recent upsurge in smuggling at sea

Seizing boats on land has been a key part of the Hong Kong customs department’s anti-smuggling toolkit. Photo: Robert Ng
Seizing boats on land has been a key part of the Hong Kong customs department’s anti-smuggling toolkit. Photo: Robert Ng
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