38 Arrested in Shekou-Hong Kong Smuggling Operation
06 Jan 2018
Before daybreak Friday, police intercepted a Shekou-bound fishing boat off Lau Fau Shan in northwest Hong Kong, near Mai Po nature reserve. Inside the boat police found a woman hidden in a secret compartment under a toilet on board the 13-meter-long boat.
Wong Chun-Yip of the Hong Kong Marine Police said intelligence indicated the gang used fishing boats to smuggle illegal Chinese immigrants between Shekou and Hong Kong; a roughly half hour journey. 38 people have been arrested so far. Wong believed the syndicate had been working for one month and that it had been smashed.
Police said the boat’s secret compartment, measuring 4m by 1m by 1.5m, is believed to have stored up to five illegal immigrants at a time with each one charged between HK$7,000 and HK$12,000 for the journey.
Wong says the joint operation was continuing and it was possible further arrests would be made.
For the complete story read the SCMP's "Illegal immigrant racket relying on fishing boats smashed as 38 arrested in Hong Kong and China" (VPN needed)
Greetings From Pousada De Coloane! This Year we bring to you a Grand Party for New Year’s Eve. Be there to witness the Glamour of “Old Is Gold” 80s Theme Party. So, come along with your Friends & Family to celebrate Love, Life & New Beginnings...
at Pousada De Coloane - Hotel & Restaurant
Recent Articles more articles
If you would like to learn whisky in a systemic and relaxing way, you are in the right place.
On Friday, November 30th, we had the last in our series of Movember Podcasts at SWIS. We were joined in the studio by Quinton from Artisans Pizza who sponsored lunch for the Movember Crew at SWIS today. Gary from ShekouDaily also joined us in the...
This Monday, December 3rd, be the first to find out who the winners of That's Shenzhen's '2018 That's Food & Drink Awards' are. Join this fantastic event at the Shangri-La and support your favorite venues! Check out the official event promotion below