The Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department said on Monday they had smashed a syndicate in Sheung Shui [northern Hong Kong] that allegedly hired people to smuggle infant milk formula to the mainland. In the operation, officers arrested two people, suspected to be the heads of the syndicate, and seized 4,050kg of milk formula, worth approximately HK$1.1 million, stored in a Sheung Shui industrial building unit…Full-text article: South China Morning Post Apr 2013

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  • In a separate incident on 6 April 2013, ten infant milk formula smugglers were arrested and 99kg of milk powder (HK$27,500 or ~US$3,500) were seized

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