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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Guangdong gunman arrested after 19-hour hostage-suicide drama

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 07:11pm by Anne Yi

    ... Anne Yi anne.yi@scmp.com 'Debt-strapped' man held kidnapped his alleged lenders before attempting to kill himself A kidnapping suspect in Zhongshan city has been sent to hospital after an unsuccessful suicide attempt towards the end of a 19-hour-long stand-off with police, according to local police in Guangdong. The suspect, surnamed Luo, went postal around 4.51 pm ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Bomber strikes near Wenzhou police station before being arrested in his underpants

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:26pm by Li Jing

    ... filled with sharp metal objects. Eyewitnesses said the suspect spoke in the Wenzhou dialect and said the bombing was likely linked to a debt dispute, according to the live blog. Police have ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong man allegedly hid bodies of mistress, son in Shenzhen flat for 14 years

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 04:01pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Man arrested and reportedly confesses to strangling his lover and two-year-old child over debt woes HK man 'hid bodies in flat for 14 years' A Hong ... to cut his losses, and hundreds of thousands of yuan in debt, he allegedly told police he strangled his mistress and son while they were taking a nap after lunch. The slain woman's family ...

  4. News - China - CRIME

    Policeman in Qingyuan, Guangdong, 'lost millions on soccer gambling'

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Police officer 'millions in debt from soccer betting' A Guangdong policeman has allegedly amassed several million dollars in debt because of losses ... he had borrowed the money to pay off debts his wife incurred from a scrap metal business. Public servants are banned from gambling or managing businesses, and the party's municipal ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Database of maid abuse being compiled to stop agency exploitation

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:51pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... to pay," she said. An employer from Tsuen Wan told the South China Morning Post her family had been harassed for the past three months over a debt of HK$30,000 that her helper was unable to repay. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Second employer arrested for allegedly hitting maid 'for not working fast enough'

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 08:16pm by LO WEI

    ... fees owed to their recruitment agencies, debts which often inhibit maids from quitting working for abusive employers or from reporting abuse. Cheung met officials at the Indonesian consulate ... and provide them with a low-interest loan... Their preliminary official response was positive." The debts that maids owe to recruitment agencies have inhibited them from quitting or reporting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into Hong Kong amid booming demand for drugs

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:14am by Bryan Harris

    ... of the ringleader- were drug mules "driven to participate because of debt problems". Leveraging unpaid debts is a common method that such syndicates use to recruit otherwise innocent mules, experts ...

  8. News - World - CRIME

    Belgium probes murky world of cash, diamonds and banks such as HSBC

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:44am by NYT

    ... company for its stones. The bank denies the allegations, which Lazare made in criminal and civil lawsuits in Antwerp and New York, and accuses Lazare of using the lawsuits to avoid paying debts ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Latest phone scam sees victims threatened over fake pregnancies

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Phone fraudsters have new scam, police say Telephone con artists have found a new way to dupe vulnerable people- usually elderly ones- out of their money. In the past, they have posed as police and debt collectors to deceive people into paying to help relatives out of phoney trouble. Now they are posing as the father or boyfriend of a woman who ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    College denies covering up alleged HK$700,000 fraud case

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... college report seen by the South China Morning Post. According to the report, the manager had been in debt for years and had attempted to borrow money from various staff. He had also recently ...




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