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  1. 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

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Cross-border operation apparently run by triads allegedly took in up to HK$500 million a day, police say after raids in HK and mainland Police bust massive illegal betting ring Investigators in Hong Kong and the mainland have smashed a cross-border gambling syndicate that took up to HK$500 million a day in illegal soccer bets, police said yesterday. ...

  2. 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

    ... last year while punters in the city lost HK$12 billion in illicit bets. Even before this year's tournament started, a large cross-border operation in early June found evidence of HK$370 ... also a Hongkonger- was arrested in Hong Kong along with about 20 others from the same syndicate. "This is a massive cross-border illegal betting syndicate," Chief Superintendent Eddie ...

  3. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Chinese celebrity apologises for meth use amid high-profile nationwide drug crackdown

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:51pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... a 26.8 per cent increase from 2012. The border regions and urban hubs are most affected by the drug problem, police said. The southwestern province of Yunnan borders the world’s second-largest ... in the previous six years combined. Courts in the Guangxi autonomous region, which borders Vietnam, had handled 236 drug-related cases in the seven days leading up to Wednesday, an all-time record ...

  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

    ... the boxes were made on the mainland, customs would seek help from their cross-border counterparts to find the manufacturing plant. Under the Copyright Ordinance, such activity carries a maximum ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong banks investigated by HKMA over money laundering breaches

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:41pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... the Post. Hong Kong is one of the world's most active financial centres and among its busiest foreign exchange trading hubs. The average number of cross-border financial transactions topped ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

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

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 07:34pm

    ... illegal betting during the World Cup. About 10 days ago, Hong Kong and Guangdong police smashed a massive cross-border gambling syndicate that took up to HK$500 million a day. Illegal soccer ...

  7. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Hong Kong man caught with cash taped to his body in US$580,000 Shenzhen smuggling attempt

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 02:26pm by Chris Luo

    ... to smuggle over half a million US dollars across the border into Shenzhen. The man was trying to cross Sha Tau Kok customs at around midnight but was reported to have been detained by border police after acting suspiciously. When ordered to open his luggage for inspection, the man “abruptly discarded the bag and began to flee towards Chun Ying Street before he was overpowered by border ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    14 arrested in border trading crackdown

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com 14 arrested in border trading crackdown The latest crackdown on illegal activities involving parallel-goods trading netted 14 mainlanders in Sheung Shui, ... border checks almost a year ago to curb cross-border trading in infant formula that had led to a shortage for local babies. Yesterday, immigration and police officers arrested nine men and five ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Gunman may have kept weapons for jail friend

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by Clifford Lo and Samuel Chan

    ... believed to be made across the border, police are seeking assistance from mainland authorities. Yesterday, police said it was still a mystery why Li allegedly shot dead Liu Kai-chung, a 43-year-old ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Kowloon Bay gunman may have triad links

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by Clifford Lo and Samuel Chan

    ... the neighbour, air-conditioning technician Liu Kai-chung, 43, died under a home-made handgun. Police ballistics experts are checking whether the guns, believed to be made across the border, were used ...




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