Crime

33 locals lose 13.7 million patacas in online love scam: police

Three male and thirty female local residents aged between 26 and 65 have been conned by an international internet love scam ring, in which they lost around 13.7 million patacas in total.

29 Nov, 2019

Macau, Zhuhai police nab 55 loan sharks in joint operation

A loan-sharking gang controlled by a local kingpin jointly busted by the Judiciary Police and the Zhuhai Public Security Bureau.

27 Nov, 2019

Big rises in robbery, rape cases in Jan-Sept

The number of reported robbery cases and rape cases increased 29.8% and 68.4% respectively in the first three quarters of this year.

26 Nov, 2019

Criminalisation of illegal inns ‘wouldn’t be effective’ to tackle issue: government

The criminalisation of the operation of illegal inns would not be an effective method of solving the long-standing problem, concludes a report published by the government.

14 Nov, 2019

Macau, Zhuhai police nab 76 loan sharks in joint operation

Loan-sharking gang controlled by a criminal organisation busted, with 76 suspects arrested.

30 Oct, 2019

Gang helps mainlanders enter Macau illegally via construction site: police

A people-smuggling gang that helped mainlanders enter and leave Macau illegally via a construction site near the Zhuhai-Macau land border in Ilha Verde was jointly busted by the Judiciary Police and Zhuhai Public Security Bureau.

24 Oct, 2019

HK tutor sentenced to 18 1/2 years for sexual abuse of schoolboys in Macau

A male tutor from Hong Kong has been sentenced to a prison term of 18 years and six months for repeatedly sexually abusing at least six schoolboys.

14 Oct, 2019

Man gets 13 years for burning, blinding wife

A local man was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment for burning and blinding his wife — four months short of the maximum sentence.

11 Oct, 2019

2 nabbed in Macau for sticking paper on wall

Two locals in their twenties are suspected to have breached the General Regulations Governing Public Places.

2 Oct, 2019

Church bus driver sexually abuses 11-year-old girl: police

A local bus driver was detained for the alleged sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl.

26 Sep, 2019

Gongbei Customs stops woman smuggling endangered ‘golden turtles’

Local woman had five Chinese box turtles wrapped around her abdomen and in her trouser pockets when going through security checks at Gongbei Customs.

20 Sep, 2019

Overall crime rate drops in H1 but violent crimes up 8.4%: Wong

The total number of crimes reported in the first half of this year dropped 2.8% year-on-year.

4 Sep, 2019

852 Peppa Pig kidswear items seized by Customs

Counterfeit children’s items of clothing and swimwear depicting famous British cartoon character Peppa Pig were seized by customs officers.

30 Aug, 2019

Over 4,800 use mobiles while driving in Jan-July: police

Police report 4,842 cases of drivers using mobile phones while driving between January and July this year, an enormous year-on-year increase of 47% compared with the same period of last year.

29 Aug, 2019

Gongbei Customs busts luxury goods smuggling gang

Gongbei Customs has busted a gang that smuggled luxury products from Macau to the mainland.

21 Aug, 2019

Student caught with over 15,000 upskirt photos & videos

A local student arrested at the weekend for taking upskirt photos and videos.

30 Jul, 2019

South African caught at airport with 4.5 kg of cocaine, worth 12 million patacas

A South African man was arrested at the local airport when he was trying to smuggle 4.5 kg of cocaine mixed with cotton padding in clothes packed in his hand luggage on Tuesday.

25 Jul, 2019

Government proposes allowing police to gain access to cloud servers outside Macau

New bill drafted to amend existing cybercrime law, proposing that local police be allowed to gain information access stored by criminal suspects on cloud servers outside Macau.

24 Jul, 2019

Domestic violence increases 466% year-on-year

According to Director of the Judiciary Police Sit Chong Meng, domestic violence cases increased between June 2018 and the end of May 2019 from 3 to 17.

19 Jul, 2019

Gongbei Customs says children used to smuggle goods

Gongbei Customs District said that parallel traders between Shenzhen and Hong Kong are shifting their smuggling activities to the Gongbei land-border checkpoint and the Zhuhai checkpoint at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

19 Jul, 2019