City Digest, December 20, 2012
Contraband cigarette crook wants car back
A man jailed for delivering contraband cigarettes with his car has filed a legal challenge against the government's decision to forfeit the vehicle without informing him first. Chan Wai-piu, who was jailed for eight months earlier this year for breaching the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance, filed the application at the High Court on Tuesday. He named the secretary for justice as proposed respondent.
Police hunt for violent South Asian robbers
Police are hunting for several South Asian men after a 52-year-old man was assaulted and robbed of HK$3.5 million in Hung Hom. The victim was beaten with a torch and a squash racket in Hok Cheung Street at about 8pm on Tuesday. The robbers, believed to be aged between 25 and 35, fled with his shoulder bag containing the money, police said. The victim was treated for head injuries at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Cab driver cons undercover cops
A taxi driver was caught red-handed when he allegedly overcharged and short-changed two undercover police officers posing as tourists on Tuesday. The 59-year-old's meter was thought to have been modified.
Morphine disappears from hospital unit
Five 15mg bottles of the highly addictive drug morphine have gone missing from a locked cupboard in the intensive care unit of Kwun Tong's United Christian Hospital. Police have been notified.