Police escort a hooded suspect, thought to be Kwai Ping-hung, out of a building in Yau Ma Tei on December 24, 2003. Photo: SCMP Police escort a hooded suspect, thought to be Kwai Ping-hung, out of a building in Yau Ma Tei on December 24, 2003. Photo: SCMP
Police escort a hooded suspect, thought to be Kwai Ping-hung, out of a building in Yau Ma Tei on December 24, 2003. Photo: SCMP

When gangster Kwai Ping-hung’s arrest ended an era of shoot-outs on Hong Kong’s streets

  • Notorious gangster Kwai Ping-hung was arrested while he slept on Christmas Eve in 2003
  • After serving 16 years of a 24-year sentence, Kwai was released in January and deported to the US

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Police escort a hooded suspect, thought to be Kwai Ping-hung, out of a building in Yau Ma Tei on December 24, 2003. Photo: SCMP Police escort a hooded suspect, thought to be Kwai Ping-hung, out of a building in Yau Ma Tei on December 24, 2003. Photo: SCMP
Police escort a hooded suspect, thought to be Kwai Ping-hung, out of a building in Yau Ma Tei on December 24, 2003. Photo: SCMP
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