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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

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

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

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com HK$16m of endangered red sandalwood found last month alone as smugglers chase big profits 100-fold rise in seizures of illegal 'red gold' timber ... year's figure was the highest in five years. Red sandalwood is known as "red gold" due to its high value, and has long been prized in China for furniture and carvings. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    All that glitters: businessman 'who bought HK$270m of gold' ends up with metal bars

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:31pm by Clifford Lo and Andrea Chen

    ... Clifford Lo and Andrea Chen Probe into HK$270m riddle of bullion from Africa switched for metal bars continues Checks on the rest of fool’s gold shipment Police were last night making arrangements with a mainland businessman to check whether HK$270 million of gold bullion he bought in Africa was genuine after part of the consignment was swapped with metal bars. On Wednesday, Zhao ...

  3. News - China - CRIME

    Workers in gold scam at China electronics factory

    Posted May 09th 2014, 05:17pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Staff secretly used gold-plating equipment at the plant and sold the precious metal for more than two million yuan, according to a mainland newspaper report A gang of workers in China made more than two million yuan (HK$2.5 million) by secretly using a gold-plating bath at an electronics factory and then selling the precious metal. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Burglars steal HK$350,000 in gold and cash from luxury Stanley home

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Gold stolen from luxury house in Stanley Burglars stole HK$350,000 in gold ornaments and cash from a luxury house in Stanley. The tenant, 36, returned home ... "The two men climbed onto the first-floor balcony and pried open its glass sliding doors to gain entry to the living room," a police officer said. Gold ornaments worth HK$300,000 were ...

  5. News - World - CRIME

    High-priced prostitute linked to heroin deaths of Google executive and bar owner

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09pm by AP

    ... venue. “He was very, very wise when it came to business sense,” Dee Riopelle said. “Everything Dean touched turned to gold.” On September 6, a drunk Tichelman called police, saying Riopelle threw ...

  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

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com China's appetite for 'white gold' funnels millions to violent militants Ivory trade funding terror groups The insatiable Chinese demand for ivory is fuelling violence and bloodshed across Africa and the Middle East, with militant groups such as al-Shabab and the notorious Lord's Resistance Army using the "white gold ...

  7. News - World - CRIME

    Experts say they found no signs that Oscar Pistorius was mentally ill

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... mental assessment was ordered by Judge Thokozile Masipa after his defence called a witness who testified that the Paralympic gold medallist had "generalised anxiety disorder". ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Scaffolding stand-off ends with man's arrest

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:30am by Clifford Lo

    ... at a block of luxury flats in Happy Valley. When the 52-year-old Hong Kong resident was eventually arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning, police seized 30 watches and about 50 gold coins ... the watches and gold coins are stolen property," a police officer said, adding that investigations were continuing. The drama began at 9.15pm on Monday, when a woman returned to her 11th-floor ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Eight money managers, brokers held after gold fraud strips investors of HK$6m

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Scam leaves victims HK$6m out of pocket and police say more may have been duped Eight held after gold fraud stings investors Eight men were arrested yesterday in connection with a gold-trading scam in which they allegedly pocketed HK$6 million from five victims. The suspects, aged 24 to 54, were picked up at their homes or at the Wan Chai ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Lam Tin jeweller hit for third time in smash-and-grab

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 02:06pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Two men use sledgehammers to break display window and make off with 20 gold items Lam Tin jeweller hit for third time in smash-and-grab A Lam Tin jewellery store was robbed for the third time in less than three years yesterday in the latest of a series of smash-and-grab raids in Hong Kong. Sang Fuk jewellery shop lost about 20 gold items when two ...




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