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Extortion

Seven injured in Southern Philippines bus bombing

A powerful bomb exploded on a passenger bus wounding at least seven people in the country’s south in an attack by suspected extortion gangs, according to Philippine police on Sunday.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 12:41pm

Boys 9, 10, sought by police over extortion

Police are looking for two primary school pupils who are accused of extorting HK$1,500 from an eight-year-old schoolmate who stole from his grandmother to pay them.

The pair, aged nine or 10, are alleged to have intercepted and demanded money from the boy in a park outside the Long Ping Estate in Yuen Long several times last week.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Loan sharks lure gambler to Macau with honey trap

A casino loan-shark gang used a 'honey trap' racket to lure a Hong Kong man to Macau where he racked up gambling debts of HK$180,000 in a day, police revealed yesterday.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Four suspected loan sharks held

Police have arrested four men, aged between 20 and 42, who allegedly ran a loan-sharking syndicate that targeted gamblers with offers of free ferry tickets to Macau and discounted accommodation. One person, who borrowed HK$200,000 from the syndicate, was required to pay back HK$400,000, officers said.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Raids nab loan sharks charging victims 540pc

A clerical worker who borrowed HK$8,000 from a loan shark in 2007 was told she still owed HK$70,000 even after making more than HK$40,000 in interest payments.

31 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Crackdown on loansharks after debtors tortured in Malaysia

The horrific ordeal of three debtors who were chained to a wall, beaten and starved for two months has prompted a crackdown against illegal loansharks in Malaysia.

Their plight, which came to light last week when they were rescued by police, has sparked an outcry against loan-sharking syndicates that are controlled by both traditional triads and newer criminal gangs.

4 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Crackdown on loansharks after debtors found chained and tortured in Malaysia

The horrific ordeal of three debtors who were chained to a wall, beaten and starved for two months has prompted a crackdown against loansharks in Malaysia.

Their plight, which came to light last week when they were rescued by police, has sparked an outcry against loansharking syndicates run by traditional triads and newer gangs.

4 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Holdup at boutique latest in spate of armed robberies

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Police smash HK$8m loansharking gang

Kwai Tsing district police have smashed an HK$8 million loansharking syndicate and arrested six men and four women.

More than 60 debtors have fallen prey to the gang, which has been operating for at least a year.

The victims often had to pay interest rates of between 250 and 1,000 per cent, depending on how quickly they repaid their loans.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Stand and deliver - it's the Beccle bouncers

At Operation Santa Claus we like to keep all fund-raising efforts strictly above board and legal.

But blackmail, extortion, trading on guilt and any other dodgy tactics are fine by us, if you think you can get away with it. And, more importantly, if you are under 10.

28 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Frantic debtors driven to suicide by tactics of illegal money lenders

Former Malaysian goldsmith S. Shanmuga lost his house, two cars and went into debt to stave off the threats of illegal money lenders. But he is one of the lucky ones.

6 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Special police team probes bomb threat

A special police team will investigate an extortion case in which at least one property company was threatened with a bomb attack.

The Organised Crime and Triad Bureau will head the team, formed after the threat last month, with officers from the Criminal Intelligence Bureau assisting.

18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

22 held as police smash triad-run loanshark gang

Police have broken up a loansharking syndicate they say was run by members of three triad societies. It allegedly preyed on businessmen and charged annual interest rates of up to 430 per cent.

Organised Crime and Triad Bureau officers arrested 22 people - 15 men and seven women - including suspected core members of the syndicate, in raids that ended at 10am yesterday.

2 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Seven arrested over taxi stand extortion

Seven men, aged 18 to 50, have been arrested in connection with the extortion of taxi drivers and the setting up of an illegal taxi stand in Mongkok.Drivers were forced to pay $3,000 to join the Mongkok Road stand, and $400 a month to avoid harassment.

6 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Loan shark 'hush money'

A 42-year-old Hong Kong woman has been arrested in Macau for allegedly blackmailing a casino loan shark. Police alleged the woman demanded $1 million in 'hush money', telling the loan shark she would drop her criminal complaint against him and not appear as a witness in his trial on usury charges if he paid her.

22 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

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