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Hong Kong helpers increasingly targeted by money-laundering syndicates, police warn as education campaign kicks off




Hong Kong’s foreign domestic helpers, dozens of whom were caught up in summer sting operations involving more than HK$39 million (US$5 million), are the focus of a new education campaign aimed at stemming the city’s growing money-laundering trend.Worries about the helper community’s vulnerability to money-laundering syndicates came to the fore following the arrest of 34 domestic workers who allegedly took payments of HK$1,000 or more to open bank accounts on behalf of the criminal groups.Chief…



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