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  1. Arrested mainland police 'tourists'

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Benjamin Wong and Stella Lee Official explanation on officers caught in HK doesn't convince lawmakers Two mainland Public Security Bureau officers caught in Hong Kong with a pair of handcuffs last month were on a sightseeing trip with five staff of a rental car company, mainland officials have told Hong Kong security chiefs. The explanation, relayed to the Legislative Council ...

  2. Tourist held over theft of medal

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwanese police said yesterday that their mainland counterparts had arrested an elderly tourist from Heilongjiang province accused ... nationalist forces to Taiwan after their defeat by the communists in 1949. Quemoy has become a popular destination for mainland tourists due to its location less 2 kilometres from Xiamen. Taiwanese ...

  3. How a tourist's lies led to rise in criminals nabbed

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com A German tourist who is thought to have stabbed himself and was found to have falsely claimed he had been injured and robbed, inadvertently helped police ... of non-ethnic Chinese- mainly Mongolians and mainlanders- who were suspects in robberies of this nature. Police records said Gleis was charged on February 2 at Metropark Hotel for giving police ...

  4. Influx of tourists 'will not lead to crime wave'

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Hong Kong is worrying too much about the problems an increase in mainland tourists may bring, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday. Speaking on radio, Mr Lee said an influx in mainland tourists after travel measures are relaxed would not result in a surge in illegal workers, prostitutes and beggars. 'Of every 10,000 people we arrest for working here ...

  5. Police warn tourists of pickpockets' tactics

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Mainland tourists, already on alert against shop owners selling fakes, have been warned about pickpockets using taxis and motorcycles to cause confusion and steal their wallets. Police say the old ploy has increasingly been used against mainlanders because they are known to carry large amounts of cash. Superintendent Steve Lam Chun-ming of Kowloon West regional ...

  6. Tackling the two-bullet tourists

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the gang to organise his trip to Hong Kong. He will travel via the mainland. And the visitor will carry two bullets and a knife in his luggage. The 'tourist' will be sneaked into our city ... genuinely wants to go to prison? There is a danger that criminals from outside Hong Kong- perhaps from the mainland- will start falsely making such claims in order to avoid jail. The deterrent ...

  7. Chinese tourist knifed to death in hotel room

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur A Chinese tourist on a month-long holiday was found dead with multiple stab wounds in a hotel room in Cheras, a mostly middle-class Chinese suburb north ... to ascertain whether Wong was from the mainland or Hong Kong, he said. According to The Star newspaper's online edition, Wong made a distress call to the hotel reception minutes before she ...

  8. Most individual travellers obey law

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Just 17 out of 200,000 mainland tourists are detained for crimes in Hong Kong Just 17 of the more than 200,000 mainland residents who have come to Hong Kong as individual ... Kong on an individual basis since solo travel was introduced in July. Mr Lee attributed the low arrest rate to the quality of the solo tourists and the stringent procedures mainland authorities ...

  9. Mainlander held over knife attack on woman aboard MTR train

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A mainland tourist was subdued by commuters on a Tung Chung-bound train after she injured a woman with a knife yesterday afternoon, police said. The mental condition of the tourist, 28, who suffered cuts to her left hand and arm, was being assessed at Princess Margaret Hospital under police guard last night. The victim, 23, suffered injuries to her left arm, mouth ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... $52,000 in goods taken Five mainland tourists were arrested for stealing goods worth $52,000- 150 aluminium bars, cable wires and two tyres- from a godown in Pat Heung. ...




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