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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Scammers launder nearly HK$29 billion from victims through Hong Kong bank accounts, cryptocurrency wallets over past 4½ years

Online banking, electronic payments and cryptocurrency wallets offer fraudsters more avenues to launder illegal funds, according to a police source.

Online banking, electronic payments and cryptocurrency wallets offer fraudsters more avenues to launder illegal funds, according to a police source.

24 Jan 2022 - 9:39AM
2 more Hong Kong child protection workers arrested on suspicion of abusing infants at Mong Kok facility, total reaches 18

Law enforcement source says more arrests could follow, only one-third of provided footage has been reviewed.

Law enforcement source says more arrests could follow, only one-third of provided footage has been reviewed.

21 Jan 2022 - 7:11PM
Hong Kong authorities launch air-and-sea search for man, 67, who went missing after his boat sank

Police are investigating whether the 10-metre-long wooden boat is being used to smuggle frozen meat across the border with mainland China when it sank off Brothers islands.

Police are investigating whether the 10-metre-long wooden boat is being used to smuggle frozen meat across the border with mainland China when it sank off Brothers islands.

20 Jan 2022 - 2:09PM
Hong Kong police seize HK$12 million worth of frozen meat, arrest 5, after intercepting cargo vessel in anti-smuggling operation

Police confiscated 70 tonnes of frozen meat and offal found in the 23-metre cargo vessel, and also arrested five men.

Police confiscated 70 tonnes of frozen meat and offal found in the 23-metre cargo vessel, and also arrested five men.

19 Jan 2022 - 8:12PM
Hong Kong contraband operation strikes lucky with seizure of illicit cigarette haul worth HK$86 million

Law enforcement source says total haul for this year so far could have generated HK$99 million in taxes.

Law enforcement source says total haul for this year so far could have generated HK$99 million in taxes.

19 Jan 2022 - 4:32PM
No big bang as Hong Kong police seize 300kg of fireworks hidden in hillside shipping container

No arrests made but investigation continues as force warns Hongkongers to stay away from all illegal fireworks.

No arrests made but investigation continues as force warns Hongkongers to stay away from all illegal fireworks.

19 Jan 2022 - 2:02PM
Hunt for driver in Hong Kong after car rams cyclist, slams divider and flips over

Police find 40cm-long knife, a 36cm retractable baton and gloves in overturned vehicle.

Police find 40cm-long knife, a 36cm retractable baton and gloves in overturned vehicle.

19 Jan 2022 - 12:26PM
Fire in Hong Kong flat kills 2 public housing tenants as authorities probe source of blaze

The blaze occurred at a public housing flat in Tin Shui Wai at 2.42pm and 120 residents fled the building before firefighters arrived.

The blaze occurred at a public housing flat in Tin Shui Wai at 2.42pm and 120 residents fled the building before firefighters arrived.

18 Jan 2022 - 8:58PM
Knock-off Rolex, Adidas and Gucci goods among over 27,000 fakes seized in eight-day Hong Kong customs counterfeit operation

Two suspects caught in deliveries by undercover officers, third intercepted at border control point.

Two suspects caught in deliveries by undercover officers, third intercepted at border control point.

18 Jan 2022 - 5:42PM
Hong Kong police arrest 19 over Sai Kung street brawl between rival triad factions

A police source says the dispute stemmed from one gang encroaching on the other’s territory after it was forced to abandon its previous smuggling base in the New Territories.

A police source says the dispute stemmed from one gang encroaching on the other’s territory after it was forced to abandon its previous smuggling base in the New Territories.

17 Jan 2022 - 8:28PM
3 passers-by hurt in Hong Kong as Lexus driver ‘loses control while reversing’, mounts pavement

Two women and a man were slightly injured and taken to United Christian Hospital for treatment, while the driver was also sent there after complaining of dizziness.

Two women and a man were slightly injured and taken to United Christian Hospital for treatment, while the driver was also sent there after complaining of dizziness.

17 Jan 2022 - 9:00PM
Hong Kong customs catches meat-smuggling syndicate with cargo vessel carrying frozen offal

Customs official warns new cross-border smuggling group trading out barges for cargo vessel as part of changing tactics.

Customs official warns new cross-border smuggling group trading out barges for cargo vessel as part of changing tactics.

14 Jan 2022 - 9:12PM
Suspected Hong Kong triad members snared in predawn operation after alleged robber’s getaway vehicle smashes into unmarked police truck

The force’s hit team deploy in three unmarked vehicles to prevent escape of alleged robber in early hours of Friday morning.

The force’s hit team deploy in three unmarked vehicles to prevent escape of alleged robber in early hours of Friday morning.

14 Jan 2022 - 4:58PM
Hong Kong police arrest two suspects, search city for third in connection with narcotics shipment from South America

Officers arrest two linked to South American drug shipment, conduct citywide manhunt for third suspect.

Officers arrest two linked to South American drug shipment, conduct citywide manhunt for third suspect.

14 Jan 2022 - 6:54PM
Hong Kong pedestrian in brush with death after out-of-control Porsche crashes near busy market

Driver, 55, loses control in Yuen Long and crashes into railing, injuring seven people and nearly wiping out passer-by.

Driver, 55, loses control in Yuen Long and crashes into railing, injuring seven people and nearly wiping out passer-by.

13 Jan 2022 - 6:12PM
Hong Kong activist arrested again for allegedly violating bail terms over acts, remarks that could endanger national security

Owen Chow, on bail pending his subversion trial, was arrested when he reported back to North Point Police Station on Wednesday.

Owen Chow, on bail pending his subversion trial, was arrested when he reported back to North Point Police Station on Wednesday.

12 Jan 2022 - 11:41PM
Hong Kong police arrest 10, seize 9 luxury sports cars after video of alleged illegal racing emerges

The nine men and one woman arrested include a doctor, several merchants and property agent; four Lamborghinis, a Ferrari and a Porsche among the cars seized.

The nine men and one woman arrested include a doctor, several merchants and property agent; four Lamborghinis, a Ferrari and a Porsche among the cars seized.

12 Jan 2022 - 9:50PM
Hong Kong motorist arrested for alleged drug trafficking after police intercept car, 14 detained in separate raid on narcotics den

In a separate incident, officers arrested 10 men and four women in a drug den raid on Mong Kok, seize HK$50,000 worth of narcotics.

In a separate incident, officers arrested 10 men and four women in a drug den raid on Mong Kok, seize HK$50,000 worth of narcotics.

12 Jan 2022 - 3:41PM
Hong Kong child protection scandal grows as 2 more employees arrested, 3 more alleged victims uncovered

Police arrest two more employees from children’s home run by Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, total suspects reaches 16.

Police arrest two more employees from children’s home run by Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, total suspects reaches 16.

12 Jan 2022 - 1:16AM
Hong Kong doctor, banker among suspects arrested after police raid brothel providing underage sex workers

Police arrest five suspected patrons and two organisers after raiding underage vice establishment in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Police arrest five suspected patrons and two organisers after raiding underage vice establishment in Tsim Sha Tsui.

10 Jan 2022 - 11:53PM
Hong Kong police arrest another 8 employees of scandal-rocked child protection group over alleged abuse

Police have also identified six more victims of alleged abuse at a facility in Mong Kok run by the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children.

Police have also identified six more victims of alleged abuse at a facility in Mong Kok run by the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children.

7 Jan 2022 - 11:41PM
Hong Kong authorities seize dozens of pedigree pets, HK$4.1 million worth of frozen animal genitals, tails in anti-smuggling operation

The 30 cats and seven dogs are believed to have been smuggled into the city from Shekou by speedboat, which was preparing to take the frozen animal parts back across the border.

The 30 cats and seven dogs are believed to have been smuggled into the city from Shekou by speedboat, which was preparing to take the frozen animal parts back across the border.

7 Jan 2022 - 10:47PM
Smoke pours from Hong Kong dim sum shop after brunch spot bursts into flames

Eight fire engines, one ambulance called to Nelson Street after dim sum store bursts into flames.

Eight fire engines, one ambulance called to Nelson Street after dim sum store bursts into flames.

6 Jan 2022 - 7:02PM
8 men pepper-sprayed by Hong Kong police after alleged disorderly behaviour inside public hospital waiting area

Officers called to confront eight men smelling of alcohol at a waiting area in Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai on Wednesday.

Officers called to confront eight men smelling of alcohol at a waiting area in Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai on Wednesday.

5 Jan 2022 - 7:29PM
Hong Kong motorist in police manhunt identified as bail jumper, citywide search ongoing for suspect, girlfriend and two children

Officers use Toyota rental records to unmask fugitive motorist who fled from police with his family on Monday.

Officers use Toyota rental records to unmask fugitive motorist who fled from police with his family on Monday.

4 Jan 2022 - 6:56PM
Hong Kong motorist arrested outside Chinese University after police discover HK$112,000 worth of cannabis inside car

A 56-year-old woman was arrested for alleged drug trafficking after officers discover 330 grams of cannabis inside car.

A 56-year-old woman was arrested for alleged drug trafficking after officers discover 330 grams of cannabis inside car.

4 Jan 2022 - 3:44PM
Hong Kong policeman draws gun after near-miss by charging vehicle, with hunt under way for driver and three passengers, including 2 children

No shots fired during incident on Monday but police on lookout for black Toyota with 4 occupants, including two children

No shots fired during incident on Monday but police on lookout for black Toyota with 4 occupants, including two children

4 Jan 2022 - 12:16AM
Hong Kong police arrest teen, seize HK$1.1 million worth of meth in late-night Sham Shui Po raid

Officers from Kwun Tong special duty squad arrest 18-year-old for alleged drug trafficking at Pak Tin Estate on Sunday.

Officers from Kwun Tong special duty squad arrest 18-year-old for alleged drug trafficking at Pak Tin Estate on Sunday.

3 Jan 2022 - 6:28PM
3 killed in 2 horrific accidents on Hong Kong’s roads on New Year’s Eve

Car ploughs through railings before crashing into shuttered unit in Tin Hung Industrial Building in San Po Kong, leaving two dead and three hurt.

Car ploughs through railings before crashing into shuttered unit in Tin Hung Industrial Building in San Po Kong, leaving two dead and three hurt.

1 Jan 2022 - 11:35AM
Hong Kong residents lose HK$726 million in 2021 to phone scammers pretending to be mainland Chinese officials

Newly arrived mainland Chinese students were tricked by scammers accusing them of breaking the law across the border, while locals were targeted by fraudsters claiming ‘discrepancies’ in personal information for Covid-19 vaccine.

Newly arrived mainland Chinese students were tricked by scammers accusing them of breaking the law across the border, while locals were targeted by fraudsters claiming ‘discrepancies’ in personal information for Covid-19 vaccine.

28 Dec 2021 - 8:20AM