A police superintendent who once handled anti-triad operations appeared in an Eastern Magistrates’ court on Wednesday, facing a trial on multiple charges including bribery, Apple Daily reports.
Ng Wai-hon, 53, was a superintendent at the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau (OCTB) before he was transferred to the Crime Hong Kong Island Regional Headquarters in 2015.
He and two other police officers, Senior Inspector Chan Ka-kin and Constable Chung Man-ho, had allegedly accepted bribes amounting to HK$780,000 in several tranches from two Wan Chai private nightclub operators, Luen Kei-cheung and Tse Hoi-kin, as rewards for tipping them off on police raids between Nov. 29, 2015 and Jan. 24, 2017.
Ng was also accused of having accepted free sex from a woman provided by the operators.
All of them, along with several others, were all arrested in January this year by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
Ng, Luen and Tse were charged by the anti-graft watchdog with a total of eight offenses on Tuesday before they were granted bail.
Ng faces a joint charge of conspiracy for a public servant to accept advantages, two alternative charges of a public servant accepting an advantage, an alternative charge of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, and a charge of a public servant accepting an advantage, according to the ICAC.
A police spokesperson said the force has zero tolerance for corruption within their units, stressing it will take resolute actions to fight misfeasance, nonfeasance, malfeasance, and misconduct.
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