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  1. News - World - CRIME

    Macau gambling kingpin facing charges in the US was an envoy for San Marino

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 12:53pm by Patrick Boehler, Bryan Harris and Raquel Carvalho

    ... Macau gambling kingpin was San Marino envoy Asian gambling kingpin and alleged triad member Paul Phua Wei-seng was San Marino's ambassador to Montenegro for more than three years until the tiny city state revoked his diplomatic status shortly after his arrest in Las Vegas earlier this month on illegal betting charges. The 50-year-old Macau junket operator was nominated ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Macau police smash illegal betting ring that took HK$5b in World Cup wagers

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 06:30pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Hongkongers arrested in Macau hotel bust as evidence suggests single bet of HK$40m staked on one match. Hours later hotel is raided again Raid smashes ... by police in Macau. The syndicate was yesterday described by police as the biggest illicit soccer-betting ring uncovered in the gambling haven. A raid on a hotel on Thursday found the syndicate had ...

  3. News - World - CRIME

    Hongkongers among eight arrested in multimillion dollar US illegal World Cup gambling raid

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:00pm by Clifford Lo and AP

    ... shortly after Phua had left Macau, where he was arrested in June on similar allegations of illegal wagering on World Cup soccer games. Bogden said Phua was a high-ranking member of the 14K triad society. Phua’s son Darren Phua Wai-kit, 22, was among those arrested. However, Macau police could not confirm that the man arrested in Las Vegas was one of 22 people picked up in Macau in what ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Macau police arrest 2 with China UnionPay mobile devices

    Posted May 18th 2014, 04:55am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Macau police arrest 2 in UnionPay device bust Two men have been arrested in Macau in a crackdown on the use of China UnionPay mobile swipe card devices. Police ... ordered by Macau's Monetary Authority to get rid of the devices before July 1. The devices from the mainland have illegally entered Macau at a rapid rate and are being used for unauthorised ...

  5. News - World - CRIME

    Online gambling guru and '14K triad member' Paul Phua snared in Las Vegas arrest

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by Patrick Boehler, Bryan Harris, Raquel Carvalho

    ... Macau a decade ago. Phua was responsible for hauling in big-spending VIPs, a task at which he clearly excelled. In the first year, he raked in turnover of about HK$36.5 billion. His staff of 100 ... industry website Pokernews reported at the time. They were also both known clients at the Poker King Club in the Galaxy World casino in Macau, according to industry media reports and a regular ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Interpol seizes US$2.2b worth of bets as illegal gambling on World Cup soars

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:06pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... seized during a six-week operation by enforcers from Hong Kong, Macau, the mainland, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. During the Interpol-coordinated operation from June 1 to July 13, more than ... the equivalent of HK$13 million worth of cash in yuan, Hong Kong dollars, Macau patacas and Taiwanese dollars while confiscating 62 computers. Thirty-nine of those arrested were suspected of having triad ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Extradition pact with Macau in works, Hong Kong says, after pair sentenced to jail for bribery

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com With businessmen sentenced to jail in gambling hub but able to dodge serving sentence, officials confirm talks on extradition pact under way HK, Macau discussing fugitive transfers Hong Kong is in talks with Macau to establish a bilateral extradition agreement as ties grow between the two cities. The Department of Justice offered the reassurance after Hong ...

  8. Business - Money - CRIME

    Money laundering huge in Hong Kong and Macau: crime survey

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:38pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com HK, Macau top in Asia for money laundering Money laundering is more prevalent in Hong Kong and Macau than in most parts of the world, with rates far above the global average, according to an economic crime survey by PwC. A poll by the accounting firm found 37 per cent of companies in Hong Kong and Macau, mainly banks and casinos, had experienced money ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police seize HK$69m in illegal soccer bets since start of World Cup

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 07:34pm

    ... It reached HK$225 million last year and HK$139 in 2012, according to police figures. Hong Kong police have set up a task force with authorities in Macau and Guangdong and with Interpol to help combat ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police in Hong Kong and China bust massive cross-border illegal betting ring

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:40pm by Clifford Lo

    ... months. Hong Kong police have set up a task force with Macau and Guangdong authorities and will work in conjunction with Interpol in eight Asian countries to fight illegal soccer betting during ...




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