Canadian jailed for hk$14m laundering scam A Canadian man was jailed for 38 months yesterday for laundering HK$14 million from a scam that involved trading in overseas shares. Austin Etches, 48, pleaded guilty to three counts of money laundering in the District Court. A Thai resident, Etches was arrested on March 9 when he was about to depart Hong Kong for Bangkok. The court heard overseas victims were persuaded to engage in securities dealings via cold calls by fraudsters who told them to deposit money in three Hong Kong bank accounts controlled by Etches. Hong Kong police were alerted after a victim in Australia reported the scam. Prison guard smuggled cocaine, heroin to inmates A Correctional Services Department officer was convicted of smuggling heroin and cocaine into a reception centre for prisoners in return for HK$50,000. Yau Chun-hung, 33, had pleaded not guilty in the District Court before Deputy Judge Shum Siu-man. Yau conspired with three others - two prisoners in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre and the girlfriend of a prisoner - to bring in 28 grams of heroin and 7 grams of cocaine. The offence happened between March and June last year. The case came to light after urine tests in April last year found traces of heroin or opium in 14 prisoners at the centre. Sentencing was adjourned to November 16. man on murder charge Police yesterday charged a 26-year-old man with murder in relation to the bludgeoning to death of a security guard in a factory building on Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, on Tuesday. The man will appear in Tsuen Wan Court today. Police took him to the factory building for a reconstruction yesterday. mark six One ticket won the HK$5,000,000 first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 5, 7, 28, 35, 36 and 39. The extra number was 31. No tickets won second prize. The third prize paid HK$35,045.