At least six people, including a Hong Kong woman, have been arrested for selling forged one-way permits, the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department said last night. The permits, allowing mainlanders to settle in Hong Kong and Macau, were exchanging hands for between $200,000 and $1 million, the department said. Although bogus permits have been previously discovered by immigration officials in Hong Kong and China, this is believed to be the first syndicate to be closed down. The six mainlanders were arrested in Hunan and Guangzhou. The Hong Kong woman was named as Fu Shiu-hung. 'The culprits claimed that security departments in China had to raise funds and offered to sell permits to those wanting to settle in Hong Kong and Macau,' a department spokesman said. Since 1994, Hong Kong has repatriated 36 forged one-way permit holders to China.