A Chinese coastguard vessel. Police have arrested nine members of a smuggling gang believed to have helped 12 Hong Kong fugitives in their attempt to flee to Taiwan. Photo: Weibo A Chinese coastguard vessel. Police have arrested nine members of a smuggling gang believed to have helped 12 Hong Kong fugitives in their attempt to flee to Taiwan. Photo: Weibo
A Chinese coastguard vessel. Police have arrested nine members of a smuggling gang believed to have helped 12 Hong Kong fugitives in their attempt to flee to Taiwan. Photo: Weibo

Assistants to former Hong Kong lawmakers among nine arrested on suspicion of helping fugitives flee to Taiwan

  • Police source says assistants worked for opposition activist ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung, and ousted duo Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Baggio Leung
  • Those arrested accused of providing funding, arranging transport and organising hideouts in Hong Kong and on self-ruled island

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
A Chinese coastguard vessel. Police have arrested nine members of a smuggling gang believed to have helped 12 Hong Kong fugitives in their attempt to flee to Taiwan. Photo: Weibo A Chinese coastguard vessel. Police have arrested nine members of a smuggling gang believed to have helped 12 Hong Kong fugitives in their attempt to flee to Taiwan. Photo: Weibo
A Chinese coastguard vessel. Police have arrested nine members of a smuggling gang believed to have helped 12 Hong Kong fugitives in their attempt to flee to Taiwan. Photo: Weibo
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