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Gang war fears see Macau police detain 150, Hong Kong arrest 130
6 August 2012 - Police detained more than 150 people in weekend raids on casinos and hotels in Macau after a recent spate of killings raised fears of a new gang war in the world's largest gambling destination. In Hong Kong, police raided 21 locations on 2 August as part of the joint operation and arrested 130 people on suspicion of various crimes including money laundering involving HK$300 million, illegal gambling and prostitution. Police also seized cash, watches, and cars worth more than HK$11 million. Macau, a former Portuguese territory, was gripped by gang wars in the late 1990s and the recent murders of three people in two weeks, thought linked to the gambling industry, come just months ahead of the release from jail of triad boss 'Broken Tooth' Wan Kuok-koi, who wreaked havoc at that time. (more)

Macau bank being investigated for money laundering
5 June 2006 - Efforts to clean up a Macau-based bank accused by the US of laundering money for North Korea have made good progress, but investigations into the bank are still ongoing. (more)


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