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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

    ... Patrick Boehler, Bryan Harris and Raquel Carvalho Paul Phua, who faces charges in the US, never completed procedures to become ambassador to Montenegro; had status revoked after arrest 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 ...

  2. News - China - CONSERVATION

    Kenya extradites alleged illegal ivory kingpin to China

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:38pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Kenya extradites alleged kingpin as further arrests made on mainland Net closes in on ivory smugglers The alleged head of an ivory-smuggling ring has been arrested in Kenya and extradited to the mainland, the first time a Chinese national suspected of involvement in the illegal trade in wildlife has been caught overseas, according to Xinhua. Chinese ...

  3. News - World - MEXICO

    Knights Templar drug kingpin arrested as Mexico 'legalises' anti-cartel vigilante forces

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:21pm by AP and AFP

    ... AP and AFP in Mexico City Mexico essentially legalised the country’s growing “self-defence” groups on Monday, while also announcing that security forces had captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which the vigilante group ...

  4. Business - Companies

    HKT's acquisition of CSL makes Richard Li telecoms kingpin again

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 11:03am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com PCCW chief Richard Li repurchases wireless service provider CSL he sold to Telstra and goes back to being city's top industry player Telecoms kingpin in HK$19b buy-back Richard Li Tzar-kai is back on top of Hong Kong's telecommunications industry after the tycoon's PCCW-controlled HKT agreed yesterday to acquire CSL New World Mobility, ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US mob kingpin James 'Whitey' Bulger convicted on 11 murders

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 08:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Boston, Massachusetts The reputed FBI informant will appeal the verdict, his lawyers say A US jury convicted notorious Boston underworld kingpin and reputed FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger for 11 murders and a raft of other criminal charges on Monday. His lawyers said he would appeal the verdict. After five days of deliberations, the jury of four women ...

  6. News - Asia

    North Korea calls US 'kingpin' of rights abuse after surveillance revelations

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 03:46pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... North Korea rushed to the defence of American civil liberties on Tuesday, saying revelations of mass surveillance operations showed the United States was the “kingpin” of rights abuse. ... institution”. “...This clearly proves once again the US is a kingpin of human rights abuses as it puts the world under its watch network and has conducted espionage against mankind,” said ...

  7. News - World - CANADA

    Macau triad kingpin faces expulsion from Canada after wiretap exposé

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver Macau gangster who fled to Vancouver 17 years ago, and his family, face expulsion; police say wiretap of rivals' murder plot exposed his identity The Triad kingpin who slipped the net In 1996, Lai Tong Sang was one of Macau's most notorious triad leaders and a hunted man as he fought a brutal turf war with the 14K gang. Now the Canadian ...

  8. News - China - COURTS

    Alleged kingpin of Mekong River massacre changes his tune

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Myanmese drug gang leader says Thai soldiers were responsible for killing 13 sailors, not the six foreigners who are on trial in Kunming Mekong hijack 'kingpin' changes story The accused Myanmese ringleader of a Mekong River hijacking that resulted in the murder of 13 Chinese sailors disputed the charges yesterday as six foreign nationals stood ...

  9. News - World - DRUGS

    New York hospital pharmacy chief accused of stealing 200,000 pills

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:25pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Pharmacy chief accused of stealing 200,000 pills A major New York hospital's former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical centre over more than five years and has been charged under a state drug-kingpin law more often aimed at accused street dealers, narcotics prosecutors said. Anthony D'Alessandro pleaded ...

  10. From smuggling kingpin to a life behind bars

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Lai Changxing, once the mainland's most-wanted fugitive, has been jailed for life by a court in Fujian for running a huge smuggling operation and leading a bribery ring. Yesterday's verdict and sentencin ...




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