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  1. News - World - CRIME

    Online gambling guru and '14K triad member' Paul Phua snared in Las Vegas arrest

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by Patrick Boehler, Bryan Harris, Raquel Carvalho

    ... gambling agency- IBCBet. "IBC is probably the biggest sports gambling operation in the world. It's of interest to all legal, licensed operations when a guy who is claimed to be the owner ... World Cup soccer games, court records show. Posing as technicians, FBI special agents inspected their operations, documenting what they allege to be illegal online gambling activities. On July ...

  2. News - China Insider - CRIME

    Q&A: Hong Kong a hub for illegal gambling, says FIFA’s former head of security Chris Eaton

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 05:53pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Q. What accounts for the popularity of online betting sites?  Firstly, its accessibility. Online is simple and easy and available on all communications devices. Then there is anonymity: ... each other is enormous. Q.  Some sites, such as IBCbet, require customers to be connected via an agent system. What is the purpose of this? To preserve anonymity and to ensure ...

  3. News - China - CRIME

    China executes Japanese man for smuggling amphetamines

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... interest in the death penalty handed down to Japanese nationals.” China informed Japan of the execution on Friday morning, Kishida said.  The man was sentenced to death in December 2012 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Autistic boy's death underscores families' struggle to raise children with special needs

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Emily Tsang

    ... of families struggling to raise children with special needs and the lack of government support for them, a parents' rights group said yesterday. The family tragedy, which also left ... said Pinkey Tai Ngan-yung, chairman of the Special Educational Needs and Parents Association. "Parents who raise a child with special needs suffer from immense pressure which ...

  5. News - Asia - CRIME

    Gunmen kill policeman, kidnap another during attack on Malaysian diving resort

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 11:56am by AFP

    ... of the world's top diving sites, with travel agents saying the violence has already hurt visits to the area. A major hunt has been launched for the criminals believed to have come "from ...

  6. News - World - CRIME

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

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

    ... One post on her Facebook page, titled simply heroin, is a poem that opens with the line: “this private downward spiral-this suffocating blackhole.” She also said she was interested in bondage, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong police launch special team against illegal World Cup bets

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong police mount operation to stamp out multimillion-dollar illegal soccer betting in coordination with Interpol in nine countries Special team targets World Cup gambling Hong Kong police are launching a month-long operation against illegal soccer betting in the run-up to the World Cup. Working in conjunction with Interpol in nine other ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

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

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

    ... Fisheries and Conservation Department said confiscated red sandalwood was handled under international guidelines, which allow its use for scientific, educational, enforcement or identification ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Detained Uygur economist Ilham Tohti denied food for 10 days in custody, lawyer says

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:11am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... The hunger strike lasted 10 days until staff agreed to provide him Uygur naan bread. "They gave him a small piece of naan, an egg and milk as a meal. The detention house refused to specially ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    37 held for extorting money from lunchbox hawkers at construction sites

    Posted May 29th 2014, 07:52pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Raids net 37 over building site racket Police believe they have smashed two triad gangs who allegedly extorted millions of dollars a month from hawkers at five building sites. Thirty-seven people- 18 men and 19 women- were arrested in a series of raids at the sites in Tai Po, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, Kwun Tong and Pat Heung, and at a food stall ...




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