Xi Jinping said this week that efforts to fight corruption need to be doubled. Shenzhen’s government appears to be listening after some noteworthy arrests were made.
Two Shatoujiao Customs officials were arrested Jan. 10 by Yantian People’s Procuratorate on suspicion of bribery, Xinhua reports.
Mr. Wu (51), who is head of customs and excise was arrested Jan. 10 along with the allied party secretary Mr. Chen on Jan. 10 after an investigation that commenced at the beginning of the month, Shenzhen Municipal People’s Procuratorate told reporters. Seven customs officials have been placed under investigation for corruption this week.
Shatoujiao Customs has jurisdiction over both Zhongying Street checkpoint and Daya Bay checkpoint. Wu earlier served as head of customs and excise at Luohu Checkpoint and was appointed to his current role in 2010.
In another, more bizarre case, somebody else may fall after the retired head of the Luohu District Housing Authority Gan Xiaojuan was accused by her ex-lover of using dual identities to purchase multiple properties. Luohu CPPCC member Chen Zhilan lived with Gan for 10 years and also claims she cheated him out of money, according to 163.
Chen claims that Gan owns five apartments in Luohu alone and between 2004 and 2009 took him on holiday to a number of countries including Vietnam, Myanmar, Australia, Finland, and Germany. Gan stands accused of spending public money on herself.
Gan denies any wrongdoing and has welcomed the investigation. The date of the court hearing is yet to be confirmed.