29th November 2021 – (Hong Kong) In order to target cross-border online financial crimes and money laundering activities, Interpol and 22 member states or regions conducted a joint cross-border operation called “OPERATION HAECHI-II” from May to September this year. During the operation, a total of 1,003 people were arrested and about 27 million U.S. dollars were intercepted. Among them, the local police arrested more than 105 people and intercepted more than US$10.8 million.
The police fully cooperated in this operation, arresting more than 105 people and froze more than US$10.8 million, accounting for 10% and 40% of the total operations respectively. In addition, the Police also assisted Interpol to successfully intercept more than US$2.9 million in a transnational business email fraud case. The police reiterated that “money laundering” is a serious crime. Once convicted, the maximum penalty is a fine of HK$5 million and 14 years’ imprisonment. The public is urged not to try the law.