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Insurance agent behind drone protest attempt in Hong Kong

Insurance agent behind drone protest attempt in Hong Kong

Insurance agent behind drone protest attempt in Hong Kong
A former insurance agent has admitted buying a drone for an opposition activist who plans to hold a protest during a Chinese official’s visit to Hong Kong this week.
 
Kwok Wah-chung recently told police investigators that a certain "Tsang X-shing" asked him to buy a drone in Shenzhen City, according to The Standard, citing a report by state-run Xinhua News Agency.
 
The report said Kwok might be referring to Tsang Kin-shing, a former legislator and member of the League of Social Democrats.
 
Tsang had also admitted that he had asked Kwok to buy a drone for him, the report added.
 
The two last met during the Occupy movement in 2014, but Tsang said they first got to know each other in 1989 during an event organized by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China.
 
According to The Standard report, Tsang confessed that he intended to use the drone in a protest during this week’s visit of Zhang Dejiang, a Chinese politician and a high-ranking official in the Communist Party of China.
 
Meanwhile, Kwok also said that he was a "long-time sponsor of many members of the opposition camp" in Hong Kong, where police plan to ban the use of drones during Zhang’s visit.
 
Aside from his links to the opposition camp, Kwok is also accused of being the mastermind of a gang that allegedly sells Hong Kong identity cards being used for illegal businesses including crimes related to credit cards, money laundering and telecom fraud.
 
On May 6, authorities arrested Kwok and four other suspected gang members, The Standard reported.