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Over 150 members of Hong Kong mafia organization arrested in Shenzhen

Posted: 04/1/2013 7:00 am

350 police officers were used in a raid on a hotel in Shenzhen’s Futian District that saw 160 suspected mobsters arrested on March 29, reports.

Police enter the hotel

You can see footage of the arrest here and below. The police clearly wanted the sting filmed.

The raid, which took place shortly before midnight near Futian checkpoint, involved over 10 police vans. The suspects are still being held for questioning.

This follows a crackdown on organized crime in Guangdong Province which took place last year. The China Daily reported:

Police detained 529 suspects as part of a crackdown on 311 unsolved cross-border organized crime matters during a campaign between July 9 and Aug 8, according to Guo Shaobo, deputy director-general of Guangdong provincial department of public security.

In 2011, U.K.-born former Royal Marine Chris Thrall told his story of working as a doorman for a Hong Kong criminal organization from the mid-1990s.

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