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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Tanzania envoy 'warns inmates to stop campaign to deter drug mules'

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:08am by Bryan Harris

    ... of their countrymen would be lured into the drug trade, some inmates began writing letters home, warning potential couriers to think twice. The campaign was picked up by Tanzanian media and helped stem the flow of smugglers; just 15 were arrested in the past year, according to Father John Wotherspoon, a Hong Kong prison chaplain who published many of the letters on his website. But a visit ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Japanese man kills son, wife then commits suicide in Shenzhen, police say

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Japanese man kills son and wife, then himself A Japanese man committed suicide in Shenzhen after killing his wife and son, local police said yesterday. The Baoan district police said on its official microblog the 39-year-old Japanese, identified only by his surname Hasegawa, had left a letter saying he could not bear domestic abuse by his ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Journalist reveals how he helped bust money-laundering ring in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ANTONIO PAPALEO

    ... was to no avail: Slovak police told me they could not help. "Money laundering is not a specific crime in Slovakia," read an official police letter. Jariabka and I then returned to Hong Kong. Once ...

  4. 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

    ... was never formally recognised as the republic's envoy. Phua "did not present [his] letter of credence to the President of the State Mr Filip Vujanovic, which is why he didn't start ...

  5. News - China - CRIME

    Death sentence overturned in 'landmark' Chinese domestic violence case

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:01am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Dehuai said. He said he had first learned of the ruling in a letter sent by his sister from prison. "A court official told me the verdict was returned sometime in May," Li Dehuai said. ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - CRIME

    'I strangled her by accident in a blindfolded pillow fight': A killer’s explanation that only Beijing’s high court buys

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 06:12am by Ian Young

    ... confessed his role in the tragedy and named Li as the killer in a letter to Zhao’s parents, which he concluded by writing “I’m sorry” 60 times. In last Monday’s ruling, the High People’s Court said ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Four more Sha Tin flat owners threatened for opposing HK$260m renovation

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by Tanna Chong

    ... the former Ming Pao chief editor who was attacked with a meat cleaver in February. One woman surnamed Lai said her 60-year-old husband received two letters on Wednesday. One contained Lau's ... her photograph and a letter filled with foul language. It read: "You smear Garden Vista … Even if you die 100, or 10,000, times, it is still not enough." The police have been ...

  8. News - World - CRIME

    Louisiana man claims his father is Zodiac killer in new book

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:19pm by Reuters

    ... killer, who got the title from sending newspapers letters written in code predicting future killings, is thought to be responsible for multiple unsolved murders in San Francisco and California's Bay Area. The last letter, received in 1969 after a taxi driver was killed, said there would be no more murders. The case inspired the 2007 film Zodiac, based on San Francisco Chronicle ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Bo Xilai jail letter: My name will be cleared one day

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Shamed princeling tells family ahead of corruption trial verdict he is ready to follow in his father’s footsteps and be sent to prison Bo Xilai letter: My ... comments were made in a letter addressed to his family as he awaits Sunday's verdict in his corruption trial. Two people with close ties to the Bo family confirmed to the South China Morning ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Gunman may have kept weapons for jail friend

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

    ... breakdown. Yesterday afternoon, 18 district Fight Crime Committee chairmen issued a joint letter to praise the police for their swift action during the incident, eliminating the threat to the public. ...




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