Written by: Zhang Meihua
2020-01-18 06:00Last updated: 2020-01-18 06:00
Ji Bingxiong, one of the "Three Great Thieves" who set the highest record in Hong Kong police history and has been hunted down by global red warrants, was released from prison today (18th). Ji Bingxiong, a Grade A repeat offender, began his life as a pickpocket in Guangzhou in the 1970s and started his life as a thief. After arriving in Hong Kong in the 1980s, he has involved many armed robbery over the years, involving tens of millions of dollars. However, on the Christmas Eve of 2003 (December 24), the Flying Tigers broke through their base and arrested him.
Ji Bingxiong was finally sentenced to 24 years in prison. After deduction of holidays and one-third of his sentence, he was released from prison today. Since he is not a Hong Kong resident but holds a US passport, he will be deported. It is understood that he will go to New York today.
Ji Bingxiong, one of the "Three Great Thieves" who set the highest record in Hong Kong police history and has been hunted down by global red warrants, will be released from prison on Saturday (18th). (Profile picture)
Get to know the provincial and Hong Kong flag soldiers out of prison
Ji Bingxiong, who has committed crimes in many countries, needs to talk about his crime history as a pickpocket. Ji Bingxiong was interviewed by the media after he was imprisoned, during which he also revealed that his original name was Guan Derong. He was born and raised in Shaoguan. He started as a pickpocket at Guangzhou Railway Station in the 1970s and then sneaked into Hong Kong in the 1980s. However, he still lives on theft. Between 1980 and 1983, there were 11 more criminal records and he was sentenced to 8 times in jail. Because Ji Bingxiong had a fierce fight in prison, he was named "Sha Po Tsai".
Repeated imprisonment did not bring Ji Bingxiong's prodigal son back. During his imprisonment, he was exposed to the circle of illegal arms groups. He also realized many provincial and port flag soldiers during this period. After Ji Bingxiong was released in 1985, he immediately recruited flag soldiers for a large-scale robbery. On May 1 of the same year, he participated in the sensational robbery of Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. After firing two shots at the display cabinet, he stole 1.8 million Hong Kong dollars of property. When he fled, he "refuted the fire" with the police and launched a fierce gun battle, which injured 11 people in the incident.
After the case, Ji Bingxiong intensified. In the 1980s and 1990s, he repeatedly robbed jewellery and gold shops, robbing more than 10 million jewellery and watches. Among them, on September 7, 1989, he was suspected of holding guns and grenades with two other gangsters, robbing Dickson Jewellery and Gold Co., Ltd. of the Central Building in Central, and snatching watches and clocks worth HK $ 2 million.
Ji Bingxiong has been imprisoned in Stanley Prison for 17 years. (Profile picture)
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Ji Bingxiong, who was fierce in style, suddenly stopped at this time. He absconded to Canada and was arrested for illegal possession of arms. He was later released on bail and then absconded absently. The Hong Kong police did not know at the time The robbery was committed by a criminal group led by Ji Bingxiong. On April 27, 1994, Ji Bingxiong made a comeback. He and two gangsters armed with guns and grenades once again hijacked the clocks and watches worth 6.5 million Hong Kong dollars from Tak Sun Watch Co., Causeway Bay.
On the 18th of the following month, Ji Bingxiong and two other gangsters snatched HK $ 10 million worth of gold ornaments and watches from the Golden Circle Watch in Central. Later, he fled to Central Station to refute the fire with the police. Unfortunately, a stray bomber bombarded a female passerby. The police later tested the bullets and, based on the confession of an arrested suspect, eventually locked multiple robberies by the same gang, further confirming that the leader of the gang was Ji Bingxiong.
The cruel and ruthless Ji Bingxiong disappeared in Hong Kong for the next four years, and in 1998 he again committed a crime in Hong Kong and successfully hid. Until May 2001, when Ji Bingxiong and three fellow parties were intercepted by police officers under the train bridge at the junction of Waterloo Road and Taiping Road, Ho Man Tin, a gangster shot 3 shots at them from close range and wounded 2 of them. The agent fled and was accused of armed robbery a month later.
Two strategies: jewellery shops near MTR stations hire different gangsters
Since Ji Bingxiong chooses to commit crimes at the jewellery and gold shop near the MTR station every time, he can easily enter the railway station and flee after each crime. In addition, Ji Bingxiong uses different gangsters for each crime and never repeats them. He has time to plan behind the scenes, which greatly increases the difficulty of police investigations. In July of the same year, the then Chief Superintendent of the Organized Crime and Triad Investigation Division, Zeng Weixiong, announced that he had paid HK $ 2 million for Ji Bingxiong, the highest in Hong Kong police history. Later, he was issued a red wanted order by Interpol and pursued globally.
Although his identity was revealed, although Ji Bingxiong fled to Canada and the United States for a time, the Criminal Intelligence Division continued to persevere. The tracking group also monitored the relatives and friends with whom Ji Bingxiong had been dealing for a long time, or the same party who had committed crimes. When Ji Bingxiong, who was involved in a number of serious crimes around the world, returned to Hong Kong in 2003, his whereabouts were revealed by police monitoring his party phone.
On the early morning of Christmas Eve on December 24 of the same year, intelligence showed that Ji Bingxiong was in Hong Kong. More than 20 Flying Tigers police officers broke into a unit in Wenjing Building, Ferry Street, Yau Ma Tei, while he was asleep with his associates. The Tigers fired a large number of munitions without spending a single shot. One of the Black Star pistols was tested and matched the bullets seized in the bombing case.
Although Ji Bingxiong once claimed to be a US citizen after his arrest and denied that he was Ji Bingxiong, the police later confirmed his identity by fingerprints.
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In February 2005, the High Court ruled that Ji Bingxiong was convicted of illegal possession of arms and sentenced him to 17 years in prison. As for the case involving the use of firearms and refusal to arrest at Mong Kok Station in May 2001, the jury did not believe and accepted that the prosecution had unreasonably determined that the person who had opened fire that day was Ji Bingxiong, and therefore ruled that the attempted murder was untenable, but ruled that he used The firearm was intended to resist the lawful arrest and was sentenced to 18 years in prison, of which 7 years were executed in phases with a 17-year sentence for an offense of illegal possession of arms, which totaled 24 years. Ji Bingxiong later appealed, but also upheld the original sentence.
Ji Bingxiong has been imprisoned in Stanley Prison in the past. After being deducted for three years, he was released from prison today. Since Ji Bingxiong does not have the right of abode in Hong Kong and has been committing crimes as a smuggler, he cannot be released from prison after being sentenced to prison as other released prisoners. Since Ji Bingxiong holds a US passport, he will be flying to New York, USA. However, considering that Ji Bingxiong was a repeat offender, the Correctional Services Department, Immigration Department and the police have made special security arrangements, including a flying tiger team alert.
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