Clifford Lo

Hong Kong

Clifford Lo

Correspondent, Hong Kong 

Clifford Lo covers the city’s breaking news including major accidents and crime, with a particular interest in reporting local crime trends and statistics.

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Police seize HK$10 million in illegal cigarettes after chasing overloaded truck in northern Hong Kong

Officers became suspicious when vehicle was driving slowly on Fanling Highway near Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint.

24 Feb 2021 - 5:08PM

Officers became suspicious when vehicle was driving slowly on Fanling Highway near Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint.

Police seize HK$10 million in illegal cigarettes after chasing overloaded truck in northern Hong Kong
Hong Kong restaurant belonging to famed culinary Good Samaritan, known for feeding the poor of Sham Shui Po, burgled

Police say a masked man broke into the eatery and fled with HK$2,000 in coins just before dawn on Wednesday.

24 Feb 2021 - 3:17PM

Police say a masked man broke into the eatery and fled with HK$2,000 in coins just before dawn on Wednesday.

Hong Kong restaurant belonging to famed culinary Good Samaritan, known for feeding the poor of Sham Shui Po, burgled
Pedestrian escapes serious injury after elderly woman leaps to death and lands on her at coronavirus-hit Hong Kong estate

The elderly woman, 72, had jumped from her 18th-floor flat and landed on a truck before tumbling off and hitting the younger resident, who was walking back after being tested at a Covid-19 mobile unit.

23 Feb 2021 - 7:49PM

The elderly woman, 72, had jumped from her 18th-floor flat and landed on a truck before tumbling off and hitting the younger resident, who was walking back after being tested at a Covid-19 mobile unit.

Pedestrian escapes serious injury after elderly woman leaps to death and lands on her at coronavirus-hit Hong Kong estate
Hong Kong police hunt man accused of indecently assaulting girl, 8, in housing block

Young girl was assaulted on staircase of a building in Sha Tin’s Wo Che Estate on Monday night, according to complaint made to police.

23 Feb 2021 - 3:53PM

Young girl was assaulted on staircase of a building in Sha Tin’s Wo Che Estate on Monday night, according to complaint made to police.

Hong Kong police hunt man accused of indecently assaulting girl, 8, in housing block
HK$2.25 million in liquid cocaine labelled ‘health food’ latest Hong Kong airport drug bust; two men arrested

The two suspects, aged 22 and 25, were arrested on Monday in Sha Tin after the drugs were seized inside five bottles last week.

23 Feb 2021 - 4:21PM

The two suspects, aged 22 and 25, were arrested on Monday in Sha Tin after the drugs were seized inside five bottles last week.

HK$2.25 million in liquid cocaine labelled ‘health food’ latest Hong Kong airport drug bust; two men arrested
Hong Kong police arrest two more Chinese University students over attack on campus security guards

Mystery powder thrown during last month’s assault on security guards at entrance of Chinese University’s Sha Tin campus.

23 Feb 2021 - 5:13PM

Mystery powder thrown during last month’s assault on security guards at entrance of Chinese University’s Sha Tin campus.

Hong Kong police arrest two more Chinese University students over attack on campus security guards
Police hunt for elderly man seen riding wheelchair down middle of busy Hong Kong highway

Calls from concerned residents poured in just before 11am, only hours after police found an 85-year-old man on the West Kowloon Highway.

22 Feb 2021 - 7:11PM

Calls from concerned residents poured in just before 11am, only hours after police found an 85-year-old man on the West Kowloon Highway.

Police hunt for elderly man seen riding wheelchair down middle of busy Hong Kong highway
Hong Kong police arrest suspected drug trafficker while seizing HK$35 million worth of cannabis buds

The haul, believed to be meant for local consumption, was smuggled into city from North America mislabelled as cereal.

19 Feb 2021 - 5:53PM

The haul, believed to be meant for local consumption, was smuggled into city from North America mislabelled as cereal.

Hong Kong police arrest suspected drug trafficker while seizing HK$35 million worth of cannabis buds
Hong Kong police arrest lab assistant accused of tampering with coronavirus test samples

The worker was captured by security cameras appearing to shake saliva samples at the Tai Po offices of the private lab BGI.

19 Feb 2021 - 10:50PM

The worker was captured by security cameras appearing to shake saliva samples at the Tai Po offices of the private lab BGI.

Hong Kong police arrest lab assistant accused of tampering with coronavirus test samples
Hong Kong police to use faster, new testing method to detect drivers under influence of drugs

The device can produce results in less than 10 minutes, compared to traditional ones that take up to half an hour.

18 Feb 2021 - 10:16PM

The device can produce results in less than 10 minutes, compared to traditional ones that take up to half an hour.

Hong Kong police to use faster, new testing method to detect drivers under influence of drugs
Hong Kong man accused of selling 1 tonne of gold bars of unknown source for HK$340 million charged with money laundering

The 33-year-old man worked as a truck driver and had an average monthly income of HK$8,500.

18 Feb 2021 - 11:21PM

The 33-year-old man worked as a truck driver and had an average monthly income of HK$8,500.

Hong Kong man accused of selling 1 tonne of gold bars of unknown source for HK$340 million charged with money laundering
Motorcyclist dies after collision with truck at Hong Kong roundabout

Firefighters managed to extricate the man from under the truck and send him to hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

18 Feb 2021 - 3:20PM

Firefighters managed to extricate the man from under the truck and send him to hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Motorcyclist dies after collision with truck at Hong Kong roundabout
Over HK$8 billion from scam victims laundered through Hong Kong bank accounts in 2020: police sources

The force’s anti-fraud squad managed to intercept nearly HK$3.07 billion of the total involved, conned from local and international victims alike.

15 Feb 2021 - 11:03PM

The force’s anti-fraud squad managed to intercept nearly HK$3.07 billion of the total involved, conned from local and international victims alike.

Over HK$8 billion from scam victims laundered through Hong Kong bank accounts in 2020: police sources
Hong Kong police arrest woman over viral video of cat trapped in washing machine; probe pair of suspected dog poisonings

The video shows the cat sitting in the machine before its lid is lowered and the appliance is turned on for about 10 seconds, at which point the lid is lifted and the apparently distressed cat leaps out.

9 Feb 2021 - 12:23AM

The video shows the cat sitting in the machine before its lid is lowered and the appliance is turned on for about 10 seconds, at which point the lid is lifted and the apparently distressed cat leaps out.

Hong Kong police arrest woman over viral video of cat trapped in washing machine; probe pair of suspected dog poisonings
Bomb experts called in to Hong Kong housing estate after package found with suspected explosives

A package containing suspected explosive substances, gas masks and firecrackers was found in Sheung Shui; officers are probing if the case is tied to protests.

8 Feb 2021 - 7:49PM

A package containing suspected explosive substances, gas masks and firecrackers was found in Sheung Shui; officers are probing if the case is tied to protests.

Bomb experts called in to Hong Kong housing estate after package found with suspected explosives
Hong Kong police arrest 81 in crackdown on string of triad-run gambling dens

The gambling dens also offered patrons free low-quality crystal meth, and helped them to buy other drugs as well.

8 Feb 2021 - 11:44PM

The gambling dens also offered patrons free low-quality crystal meth, and helped them to buy other drugs as well.

Hong Kong police arrest 81 in crackdown on string of triad-run gambling dens
Hong Kong hit-and-run motorist drives off with man on bonnet, surrenders to police a day later after viral video

Police say woman drove for at least 100 metres (328 feet) with man on her vehicle. She later hit a bus.

6 Feb 2021 - 1:13AM

Police say woman drove for at least 100 metres (328 feet) with man on her vehicle. She later hit a bus.

Hong Kong hit-and-run motorist drives off with man on bonnet,  surrenders to police a day later after viral video
Hong Kong customs officers seize nearly 400kg of cherries being fraudulently passed off as a premium Australian brand

The cherries were packed in boxes bearing the logo of the Australian brand 43° South, whose 2kg boxes of cherries sell for as much as HK$600.

5 Feb 2021 - 5:03PM

The cherries were packed in boxes bearing the logo of the Australian brand 43° South, whose 2kg boxes of cherries sell for as much as HK$600.

Hong Kong customs officers seize nearly 400kg of cherries being fraudulently passed off as a premium Australian brand
Close shave for police officer as patrol car bursts into flames near Hong Kong’s Eastern Harbour Tunnel

The officer was driving the car back to Wan Chai from a Kowloon Bay vehicle plant when the accident happened near Eastern Harbour Tunnel in Lam Tin.

5 Feb 2021 - 11:27PM

The officer was driving the car back to Wan Chai from a Kowloon Bay vehicle plant when the accident happened near Eastern Harbour Tunnel in Lam Tin.

Close shave for police officer as patrol car bursts into flames near Hong Kong’s Eastern Harbour Tunnel
Hong Kong police make biggest-ever ketamine bust, seizing HK$437 million worth of the drug hidden inside macaroni packages

The haul, most of which was found in a Kwai Chung warehouse, contained more of the illicit drug than was seized in any single year since 2007.

5 Feb 2021 - 11:27PM

The haul, most of which was found in a Kwai Chung warehouse, contained more of the illicit drug than was seized in any single year since 2007.

Hong Kong police make biggest-ever ketamine bust, seizing HK$437 million worth of the drug hidden inside macaroni packages
Hong Kong police bust fraud syndicate, detain 17 people, including four women who used romance to swindle victims

The gang recruited the women who were taught how to lure victims into making bogus investments, police say.

4 Feb 2021 - 11:11PM

The gang recruited the women who were taught how to lure victims into making bogus investments, police say.

Hong Kong police bust fraud syndicate, detain 17 people, including four women who used romance to swindle victims
Driver arrested over collision between truck and light rail train in northern Hong Kong

Police said an initial investigation indicated the driver had failed to heed a traffic light just before the crash.

4 Feb 2021 - 11:11PM

Police said an initial investigation indicated the driver had failed to heed a traffic light just before the crash.

Driver arrested over collision between truck and light rail train in northern Hong Kong
Woman dies in hospital after being airlifted from Hong Kong hiking trail where she collapsed

Emergency personnel were called after a man came across the middle-aged woman and her friend, who had been hiking in Sai Kung East Country Park.

4 Feb 2021 - 5:06PM

Emergency personnel were called after a man came across the middle-aged woman and her friend, who had been hiking in Sai Kung East Country Park.

Woman dies in hospital after being airlifted from Hong Kong hiking trail where she collapsed
Hong Kong police arrest four, seize HK$1.7 million in cannabis as they put brakes on car-bound delivery service

The operation included the seizure of seven vehicles police said were used to transport drugs and paraphernalia to customers around the city.

3 Feb 2021 - 11:31PM

The operation included the seizure of seven vehicles police said were used to transport drugs and paraphernalia to customers around the city.

Hong Kong police arrest four, seize HK$1.7 million in cannabis as they put brakes on car-bound delivery service
Hong Kong police officer fires gun to stop car from running him over, three arrested

Three arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, with man behind wheel of Lexus, which flipped over after collision, also accused of dangerous driving.

3 Feb 2021 - 5:10PM

Three arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, with man behind wheel of Lexus, which flipped over after collision, also accused of dangerous driving.

Hong Kong police officer fires gun to stop car from running him over, three arrested
Tutor arrested over sending child pornography to Hong Kong schoolgirls

The 39-year-old suspect, an English teacher at a tutorial centre in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun, was detained at his home in Tin Shui Wai.

2 Feb 2021 - 11:50PM

The 39-year-old suspect, an English teacher at a tutorial centre in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun, was detained at his home in Tin Shui Wai.

Tutor arrested over sending child pornography to Hong Kong schoolgirls
Hong Kong police search for three suspects after wild boar ‘trapped and beaten to death’

Witness tells officers on Sunday she saw two men beating a squealing pig with unidentified hard objects near a refuse station in Lai Chi Kok

2 Feb 2021 - 12:13AM

Witness tells officers on Sunday she saw two men beating a squealing pig with unidentified hard objects near a refuse station in Lai Chi Kok

Hong Kong police search for three suspects after wild boar ‘trapped and beaten to death’
Hong Kong seizes record HK$2.2 billion worth of narcotics in 2020 as Covid-19 forces syndicates to send drugs by air cargo

Customs enforcers seized nearly 950kg of cocaine in 2020, the largest single-year haul in almost two decades.

30 Jan 2021 - 11:05PM

Customs enforcers seized nearly 950kg of cocaine in 2020, the largest single-year haul in almost two decades.

Hong Kong seizes record HK$2.2 billion worth of narcotics in 2020 as Covid-19 forces syndicates to send drugs by air cargo
Animal trap that snares dog on Hong Kong hillside sparks police investigation

Officers were called in to Sheung Shui hillside soon after 7am when a mongrel was found with its left leg caught in the trap.

29 Jan 2021 - 8:18PM

Officers were called in to Sheung Shui hillside soon after 7am when a mongrel was found with its left leg caught in the trap.

Animal trap that snares dog on Hong Kong hillside sparks police investigation
Bogus banknote seizures up 68 per cent last year, as Hong Kong police raid fake bill workshop, detain mother-daughter pair

Officers arrest tenant of a flat in Fanling and her daughter, seizing 54 bogus HK$500 banknotes along with unfinished bills, production equipment.

29 Jan 2021 - 7:02PM

Officers arrest tenant of a flat in Fanling and her daughter, seizing 54 bogus HK$500 banknotes along with unfinished bills, production equipment.

Bogus banknote seizures up 68 per cent last year, as Hong Kong police raid fake bill workshop, detain mother-daughter pair