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  1. News - Asia - CRIME

    Philippines arrests 42 Taiwanese and two mainland Chinese suspects in alleged online bank scam

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila 42 Taiwanese, two mainland Chinese suspects arrested in raids in central Iloilo province Philippine police crack regional blackmail gang Forty-two Taiwanese and two mainland Chinese suspects have been arrested in the Philippines over a sophisticated internet scam targeting compatriots back home, police said yesterday. The arrests were the latest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551108/philippines-arrests-44-taiwanese-suspects-alleged-online-bank-scam
  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong police braced as mainland 'terror attacks' move south: Andy Tsang

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:02am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... at the same time last year. Among those arrested were 250 mainland visitors, up about 17 per cent from last year. They were mainly suspected of shoplifting, document forgery and distributing fake yuan ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Police braced as mainland 'terror attacks' go south Police have noticed that "terrorist attacks" on the mainland are moving south ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1513771/hong-kong-police-braced-mainland-terror-attacks-move-south-andy-tsang
  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Call for visa crackdown on bogus Buddhist monks

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney, Jennifer Cheng

    ... MONK NUISANCE Mainland beggars masquerading as Buddhist monks should be treated the same as prostitutes, and the immigration authorities should crack down on the practice, according to police. One police source familiar with a rising trend of bogus Buddhist monks visiting Hong Kong as "professional beggars" said they may be violating their three-month visitor visas. Over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1157199/call-visa-crackdown-bogus-buddhist-monks
  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong customs hunt mainlander helping viewers pirate World Cup coverage

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:50pm by Clifford Lo

    ... from mainland authorities to track down the ringleader of a syndicate selling illegal television boxes which receive local pay-TV broadcasts, including live World Cup matches. The hunt for the mainland man began after customs officers arrested nine people and seized 41 boxes in a series of raids on Tuesday. Customs kicked off its investigation of the syndicate after receiving a complaint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536113/customs-hunt-mainlander-behind-tv-piracy-devices
  5. News - China - CRIME

    Shenzhen resident receives reward for anti-terror tip

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:35pm by Andrea Chen

    ... capabilities," Cheng Lin, president of the university, was quoted as saying. The initiatives follow a series of attacks in Xinjiang and other cities on the mainland in recent months that have left dozens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1550989/shenzhen-resident-receives-reward-anti-terror-tip
  6. News - China - CRIME

    China's insatiable demand for ivory funds terrorism in Africa and Middle East

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Bryan Harris

    ... trafficking". Ivory, most of which ends up on the market in Hong Kong and the mainland, provides these terrorist groups with hundreds of thousands of dollars that are used to finance militant ... and many of the shipments transit in Hong Kong before being moved to the mainland. Estimates of the amount of illegal ivory destined for the Chinese market range from 60 to 90 per cent of the total ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547682/ivory-trades-role-funding-african-militants-highlighted-un-report
  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    More young people selling fakes online, customs says

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Clifford Lo

    ... included watches, leather handbags, sport shoes and mobile-phone accessories, and had often been bought from auction websites or on the mainland. "We were told they could make between HK$1,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546002/more-young-people-selling-fakes-online-customs-says
  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    100-fold rise in seizures of illegal 'red gold' timber

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Clifford Lo

    ... worth about HK$1.2 million, was found aboard a mainland-bound speedboat that was chased down by customs. In the whole of 2012, just 260kg of the wood was seized, and in 2011 just 360kg. Last ... the seized logs were believed to be destined for the mainland", where growing affluence was fuelling demand. "The wood can be bought for less than HK$100 per kilogram on the black market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544450/100-fold-rise-seizures-illegal-red-gold-timber
  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Well-known businessman's luxury home robbed as family has dinner

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of the 11th Guangdong provincial committee of the CPPCC. Ng was criticised last year after he slammed Hong Kong people for rejecting mainland visitors. In a Guangdong provincial committee meeting ... to Hong Kong from Guangdong in 1979 and set up his own business in 1983. His business success caught the eye of mainland officials. He has been appointed to the local county and city level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523999/well-known-businessmans-luxury-home-robbed-family-has-dinner
  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Passer-by killed by chair ‘thrown from 10-storey building’; psychiatric patient held

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:55am by Clifford Lo, Jessie Lau and Shirley Zhao

    ... Clifford Lo, Jessie Lau and Shirley Zhao Police arrest mentally-ill mainlander found drinking on top of building Chair 'thrown' from roof kills man A 22-year-old psychiatric ... on Sai Yeung Choi Street South at about 1 am yesterday. He was declared dead at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei at 1.19am. The 22-year-old waiter, who arrived from the mainland in 2009, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529130/man-killed-falling-chair-top-mong-kok-building

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