Police chief faces corruption inquiry

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 October, 2008, 12:00am

A police chief suspected of corruption in Shaoguan , in Guangdong, has been suspended from duty and placed under investigation by party disciplinary authorities, mainland media reported.

The Nanfang Daily reported that Ye Shuyang , 52, was believed to have taken millions of yuan in bribes from property developers and contractors for projects including the construction of a 120-million-yuan (HK$136.5-million) luxury office building for the police bureau.

'Investigators seized more than 30 million yuan in cash from Ye's homes and documents about bribes. More people are likely to be involved and put under investigation,' the newspaper said.

Ye served as Shaoguan police bureau chief for five years, and he was also a member of the Shaoguan Communist Party Committee and a representative to the local people's congress.