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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