Hong Kong customs seize HK$130 million worth of smuggled goods including drugs, ivory, shark fins, cigarettes and frozen meat in Lunar New Year raids

Hong Kong customs seized HK$130 million (US$16.7 million) worth of items in an almost month-long operation to tackle cross-boundary smuggling ahead of and during the Lunar New Year.
During the 27-day operation, which started on January 14 and concluded on February 9, customs detected about 1,300 smuggling cases and arrested 1,203 people in total.
Goods from suspected endangered species, including pangolin scales, ivory tusks and products, red sandalwood logs, orchids and controlled shark fins,…

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Government urged to explain how firm got go-ahead for work on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge despite failing to submit 10,000 safety inspection documents

The Hong Kong government needs to give a full account of how a contractor working on a cross-border mega bridge failed to submit more than 10,000 safety inspection documents on time but still managed to get the go-ahead for the project, a leading voice in the construction industry said on Monday.
Thomas Tse Che-wah, chief executive of the Hong Kong Construction Association, said the scandal, which was revealed on Sunday, had cast the local industry in a bad light, following the controversy of…

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Dee Poon, businesswoman and daughter of Hong Kong tycoon Dickson Poon, latest victim of burglary on The Peak

The daughter of Hong Kong tycoon Dickson Poon, known for her fashion background, has become a victim of a burglary at her home in The Peak.
The flat in Cragside Mansion on Barker Road was confirmed by a police source as belonging to Dee Poon Chu-ying, 36, managing director of brands and distribution at Esquel Group.
Officers had received a call from a domestic helper shortly before 10am on Sunday, claiming that a window in the home was forced open.

A bedroom and a cloakroom were found to be…

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