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Security camera footage showing the moment a university student fell to his death inside a Hong Kong car park as a protest took place nearby has been discovered by an inquest looking into last year’s incident.The previously unseen footage, which was described on Friday by Coroner Ko Wai-hung as “very crucial”, was the first identified visual of the moment Alex Chow Tsz-lok fell from a multistorey car park in Sheung Tak Estate, in Tseung Kwan O, on the morning of November 4, 2019.Its discovery could help the court assess the accuracy of previous testimony about the time and location of the incident, as well as influence forensic experts’ analyses in the evidence to follow.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.The video clip, which was taken from a surveillance camera installed at Kwong Ming Court, a housing estate next to the car park, showed a black shadow descending from the building. But it was not clear enough to show the events preceding the fall.“It appears that the black shadow in the footage is Tsz-lok,” Ko said.Chow, 22, who studied at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, suffered extensive skull fractures, as well as bruises and swelling to his body after the fall. He died in hospital four days later.Previous security footage at the car park last showed Chow walking towards the building’s third floor at 1:01.39am, when police officers were dispersing anti-government protesters at a nearby demonstration, but was unable to show the moment of the fall.A police detective responsible for reviewing security footage earlier testified he found no useful materials from Kwong Ming Court.But on Thursday, Ko revealed the discovery of the footage at the residential complex, which could largely shake up the course of the court inquiry. Student who died in car park fall unlikely to have lost balance, inquest toldThe new footage gave the time of the fall as 12:51.37am, but Ko said that record was “obviously not the real time”, adding he had directed forensic experts to ascertain the precise time and landing point of the fall based on the footage.Chow’s father, Chow Tak-ming, said outside court the new footage represented “one huge step towards the truth”.He said he did not expect a breakthrough in the investigation from security footage initially discarded by police, but declined to comment on whether investigators had been negligent.“Frankly speaking, at this moment, it does not matter who is right and who is wrong, and whether anybody has not done their job properly,” Chow said. “I am actually happy to learn about the coroner’s discovery, which may be one huge step towards the truth.”He issued another public appeal, calling for residents at Kwong Ming Court who had knowledge about the fall to help the investigation.Meanwhile, the coroner revealed that a separate security video, also discovered on Thursday, suggested government paramedics who previously testified had been wrong about the time they took Chow to hospital.He stopped short of detailing what was in that footage, but said he had invited the director of fire services to hire legal representatives to attend the proceedings.He adjourned the proceedings to next Tuesday to allow time for police to investigate further. He added that the inquest, originally slated for 25 days, might overrun in light of the latest developments.More from South China Morning Post: * Hong Kong student who suffered fatal injuries in car park fall near protest site last year was unlikely to have lost balance, inquest hears * Hong Kong court could turn to virtual reality to help inquest jury uncover truth behind student’s death, source saysThis article Hong Kong protests: new security camera footage shows moment student fell to his death from car park first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.
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Contraband products worth HK$540 million (US$69.7 million) have been seized in Hong Kong waters so far this year, 230 per cent more than the entirety of 2019, a senior customs official has said.The latest figure was disclosed as customs and police officers made the biggest seizure of its kind in 12 years on Thursday, finding HK$80 million worth of goods, including iPhones, bird nests and abalone that were allegedly to be smuggled to Shenzhen by speedboat.Senior Superintendent Mark Woo Wai-kwan, head of customs’ syndicate crimes investigation bureau, said he attributed the surge to the closure of the major control points due to coronavirus travel restrictions, which has forced smugglers to use the sea route rather than cars and human couriers.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.According to Woo, customs officers have confiscated HK$540 million worth of contraband items at sea and made 217 arrests in 66 cases. In the whole of last year, they seized HK$160 million worth of goods and arrested 86 people across 55 cases.The total included Thursday’s seizure in the Sha Tau Kok frontier closed area.That haul, with a street value of HK$130 million on the mainland, included hundreds of iPhone 12s, delicacies such as abalone and bird’s nest, cosmetic products, apparel and HK$42.7 million worth of electronic goods such as computer hard discs.Bureau Assistant Superintendent Cheng Man-yuen said the consignment also included 550kg of suspected red coral, which could be used for Chinese medicine or making jewellery. He said they would check with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department as to whether it was an endangered species. Surge in value of sea-smuggling seizures linked to Covid-19 travel curbsLaw enforcers began investigating the cross-border smuggling ring after noticing unusual activity at the typhoon shelter in the border town of Sha Tau Kok about two weeks ago.Dozens of officers lay in wait in various observation posts on Wednesday night before a truck arrived at an outdoor car park in Kong Ha village at about 1am on Thursday.Three seven-seater cars later drove into the car park, where boxes of goods were loaded into the vehicles from the truck. Two of the cars were then driven to the Shun Lung Street typhoon shelter, which is about 1.8km away from the maritime boundary between Hong Kong and the mainland.Officers swooped into action as boxes of goods were being loaded from one of the two cars onto a speedboat at the typhoon shelter. Four to five workers then jumped into the boat, speeding in the direction of Shenzhen. HK$2.5 million in smuggled goods seized, but suspects escape in speedboatMore than 100 boxes of contraband goods were found in the truck and three cars, but no arrests were made at the scene.About 12 hours later, customs officers arrested three Hongkongers aged 36 to 46 in connection with the case. The men were the owners of the cars and also residents of the Sha Tau Kok frontier closed area.“It is the largest smuggling case [at sea] tackled by Hong Kong customs in the past 12 years,” Woo said. He said the biggest such case was made in 2008, when HK$200 million worth of contraband products was seized in a cargo vessel.He said the illegal smuggling operation was designed to avoid taxes that range from 20 to 100 per cent of the products’ value.The senior superintendent said the investigation was continuing and further arrests were possible.He said the department would seek help from their counterparts to track down the partner in the cross-border syndicate.This article Hong Kong’s biggest seaborne smuggling seizure in over a decade brings tally to HK$540 million for year, dwarfing 2019 total first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.
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