Alleged Hong Kong triad boss arrested for money laundering
02 Nov 2017


An alleged Hong Kong triad boss known as “Shanghai Boy” was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of laundering more than HK$100 million (US$12.8 million), police said.

Businessman Kwok Wing-hung, famed for his ever-present 70s-style sunglasses and swept-forward bowl haircut, was detained in the upmarket Repulse Bay district.

“The investigation revealed that the arrested man was suspected to have laundered more than HK$100 million through four local bank accounts from January 2007 to July 2012,” a police statement said, identifying Kwok only by his surname and age of 59.

Local media images showed Kwok in the back of a car looking relaxed in a black suit jacket and trademark sepia-tinted sunglasses after being arrested.

Kwok grabbed headlines in 2012 after he was reportedly seen dining with a campaign director for Leung Chun-ying, who was then a candidate for the city’s leadership and secured the post later that year.

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