Suspected parking meter vandal was emotional: police

Police on Sunday arrested a 45-year-old man over an incident in Tsim Sha Tsui, in which he allegedly ripped a parking meter from the metal pole it sits atop before dumping it into a nearby alleyway. Officers said the man had been drinking, and had become emotional after an argument...

Customs cracks suspected crypto laundering gang

Customs officers say for the first time they have broken up a suspected money laundering syndicate involving cryptocurrency, arresting four men believed to be linked to the case. Authorities said they started their investigation after noticing suspicious transactions involving three firms set up last year which claimed to be in...

Teenagers arrested in HK$14m drug bust

Police on Sunday warned young people against falling prey to drug traffickers over the summer holiday, after officers arrested a few teenagers in a HK$14 million drug haul. Investigators said they raided a hotel room in Hung Hom on Friday and found almost seven kilograms of heroin and 13 kilograms...

Bar Association opposed to DOJ solicitors taking silk

The Bar Association says it is opposed to a proposal by Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng to allow legal officers in her department to attain the title of senior counsel when they are not barristers, saying there is "overwhelming opposition" to the plan among its members. Cheng put forward the...

Two arrested for inciting others to attack police

Police on Sunday arrested two people for allegedly inciting others to kill officers and set police premises on fire. Authorities said a 20-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man posted the messages on social media on July 2 – a day after a police officer was stabbed and injured in Causeway...

Man arrested after trying to grab police gun

A suspected mentally-disordered man has been detained after allegedly trying to grab a police officer's gun in Sham Shui Po on Saturday afternoon. Police had received a call that a man was pushing over bins in the area. Officers went to the scene and found the man in a supermarket....

‘Suspect left suicide note criticising security law’

Police sources on Friday said the man who allegedly stabbed a uniformed officer before killing himself on Thursday night had apparently written a suicide note said to be critical of the force. Officers say the suspect, 50, knifed himself in the chest after stabbing and critically injuring a 28-year-old officer...

Police make arrests in hunt for protesters

Police on Thursday said they had arrested 19 people across the territory for various offences, as officers swarmed the streets to stamp out any dissent on the 24th anniversary of the handover. Another 19 people were slapped with fixed penalty tickets for allegedly flouting social distancing rules. In a series...

Sweden: Rare shooting of cop fuels worry about gang violence

In this March 4, 2021 photo, police officers patrol the city of Vetlanda, Sweden. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP) GOTHENBURG, Sweden - Swedish caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven expressed outrage on Thursday over the killing of an on-duty police officer, a rarity in the Nordic country, calling it an “attack on...

Customs seize huge cocaine haul in heavy equipment

Customs officers said on Wednesday that they had seized more than 100 kilogrammes of cocaine at the airport, describing the bust as the largest airborne trafficking case involving the drug in 20 years. The department says X-ray scans at the airport uncovered 110kg of cocaine sealed inside two giant hydraulic...

‘Police to deploy over 10,000 officers on July 1’

Sources have told RTHK that the police are planning to deploy more than 10,000 officers across the city on Thursday, to prevent the public from gathering on the streets on the 24th anniversary of the handover. There will be a strong police presence in the vicinity of Victoria Park –...

New police chief takes aim at ‘fake news’

New police commissioner, Raymond Siu, on Saturday blamed “fake news" for harming relations between the force and the public, saying it has given young people wrong impressions about the police. Answering reporters’ questions for the first time as police chief, Siu said there is currently no legal definition of fake...

Magistrate retracts decision after sentencing blunder

A Kowloon City magistrate has retracted her decision to hand down a suspended jail sentence to a reporter for resisting a police officer, after she mistakenly thought the sentence for the offence could be suspended. Reporter Ho Ka-yan, who works for the online media outlet Ben Yu Entertainment, was arrested...

Police fine activists marking protester’s death

Police officers fined several activists for violating social distancing rules on Tuesday, as the activists distributed white ribbons to commemorate an anti-government protester who fell to his death from the Pacific Place shopping mall two years ago. The group "Hoi1 Zaam6 Si1" wrote on its social media page that officers...

Customs arrest four in HK$120m sea smuggling bust

Customs officers say they have seized goods worth HK$120 million in their biggest ever bust of a speedboat smuggling operation. Items including luxury bags and parts from endangered animals were being loaded onto a boat near Lau Fau Shan last Wednesday when Customs took action. The smugglers at the scene...

‘Police to deploy up to 7,000 officers on June 4’

Police are planning to deploy up to 7,000 officers – more than a fifth of the force’s strength – across Hong Kong on Friday, to handle potential gatherings in memory of victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, sources have told RTHK. Earlier this week, RTHK was told that around...

Two arrested over gas mask imports

Customs and police officers seized 14 gas masks and eight filter canisters in an investigation into imports of unlicensed goods bought on the internet. A 27-year-old man was arrested at a flat in Tai Po and a 14-year-old boy was picked up in Tai Wai on suspicion of bringing in...

National security officers search kidswear shop

Police from the national security department descended on a children's clothing shop in Tsuen Wan for investigation on Thursday. Officers were seen cordoning off the Chickeeduck store at Heung Shing Street at around 5pm and searched the premises for nearly an hour. The store, known for displaying a statue of...

Retired police in race against time to save history

A group of former marine police officers are trying to save Hong Kong's last ‘dai fei’ – one of the notorious armour plated speedboats used in cross border smuggling before and around the time of the handover. One such ‘dai fei’ captured by the authorities in 2000 with a stolen...