Hong Kong

Capital Link’s Hong Kong Maritime Forum Focuses on Global Trade, Pandemic Issues

The second annual Hong Kong Maritime Forum, titled “Hong Kong - Global Industry & Thought Leadership: Building on Tradition & Innovation” took place on December 1, bringing business leaders together to address the pressing trade issues of our times. Held for...

Unique Taxi Service Offers Customers a Side of Greek Philoxenia with Their Ride

By Sylvia Klimaki Philoxenia is the Greek word synonymous with "hospitality" (it is literally translated as “friend to a stranger”) but it has a deeper, more profound meaning. In the ancient Greek world, showing love and friendship to your guest...

Greek Model Returns to Greece After 16-Month Custody in Hong Kong

A Greek model who was cleared last week by a Hong Kong court of drug trafficking offenses returned to Greece on Wednesday. Eirini Melissaropoulou was greeted at the Athens international airport by her lawyer and dozens of news reporters. After being...

Greek Model Cleared of Smuggling Cocaine in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's High Court on Wednesday cleared a Greek model accused of smuggling cocaine into the city in 2017. Eirini Melissaropoulou was found not guilty on a count of trafficking in dangerous drugs, and was subsequently released. Prosecutors accused her of...

Greek Model’s Drug-Mule Trial Begins in Hong Kong

The trial of the Greek model Irene Melissaropoulou, who is charged with illegally bringing cocaine into Hong Kong, began on Thursday in the Chinese city. Melissaropoulou was caught carrying 2.52 kilograms of cocaine, worth more than €300,000, inside a sewn-up pocket inside...

Drug Trafficking Trial of Greek Woman Opens in Hong Kong

The trial of a 21 year-old Greek model from Lesvos who has been accused of drug trafficking opens on Thursday in Hong Kong. Irene Melissaropoulou was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport in 2017 after cocaine with a street value of...

Legal Costs Raised for Defense of Greek Woman Jailed in Hong Kong

Family, friends and anonymous donors have raised the equivalent of more than 10,000 US dollars for the legal defense of a 19-year-old Greek woman who is in custody in Hong Kong on drug trafficking charges. According to the lawyer representing...

Greek 19-year-old Drug Trafficking Suspect's Bail Denied in Hong Kong

The 19-year-old Greek model arrested for drug trafficking in Hong Kong, was denied bail on Thursday, in spite of her maintaining her innocence. The Mytilene girl remains in a prison for minors in Hong Kong after her arrest in the...

Greek Woman Faces Life Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking in Hong Kong (video)

A 19-year-old Greek woman was arrested at Hong Kong’s international airport and charged with possession of 2.6 kilos of cocaine. Irene Melissaropoulou; a model from Lesvos, remains in custody and will appear in court on February 14. According to Hong Kong...

Hong Kong Customs Officers Seize 20 million Greek Cigarettes in Biggest Operation Since 2007

Hong Kong customs officers believe they have dealt a heavy blow to an international smuggling syndicate following the seizure of HK$54 million worth of contraband cigarettes which arrived from Vietnam. The 20 million Karelia cigarettes from Greece, hidden in two...