Zn, a human trafficking victim, is at the centre of a judicial review to improve protections for those forced to work without pay and other deplorable conditions. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong judges told ‘evil’ trafficking for forced labour must be outlawed under dedicated new offence

  • Lawyers for victim demand specific offence to tackle ‘colossal’ issue of modern slavery and related human trafficking
  • Government disputes scale of the problem, says proposed changes would have negative consequences for Hong Kong
Topic |   Human trafficking

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Zn, a human trafficking victim, is at the centre of a judicial review to improve protections for those forced to work without pay and other deplorable conditions. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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The Fanling Law Courts Building in Fanling. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong driver jailed for six months for smuggling gold bars through bus he used to take mainland students to city schools

  • Koo Chi-ping, 59, was arrested on September 28, 2017 for carrying 12 gold bars worth HK$4.2 million, while crossing mainland border at Man Kam To
  • He argued the gold bars were his personal belongings and did not constitute a ‘cargo’, but judge rejected the claim
Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong

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The Fanling Law Courts Building in Fanling. Photo: Winson Wong
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