The ICAC smashed the biggest building corruption case in recent years. On the 4th of this month, a series of 49 people were arrested, including the group leader and key members.
The ICAC pointed out that this large-scale arrest operation can be regarded as the first time in recent years. In order to detain half a hundred arrested persons at the same time, in addition to using the detention rooms in the headquarters, the personnel also set up 24 more temporary detention rooms and 3 workrooms in the headquarters. detention investigation.
The ICAC set up 24 temporary detention rooms in the headquarters building, with a bed, a desk and chairs inside.
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There are too many arrests and there are not enough detention rooms
Zhuang Jiale, assistant director of the Executive Office, said that the large-scale arrest of nearly 50 people by the ICAC at the same time was the first time in recent years. Due to the limited detention rooms in the headquarters building, the ICAC spent a day in the headquarters building before the arrest. 24 temporary detention rooms are built inside, with a bed, a desk and chairs inside, and all the detention rooms can be locked; there are also 3 temporary studios for meetings.
The CCAC emphasized that the design of the temporary detention room complies with the statutory requirements of the detention center, and the security equipment is no different from that of ordinary detention rooms. The arrested person in this case was detained for one day for investigation, and the relevant temporary equipment was dismantled after the investigation was completed.
Do not rule out more arrests
The ICAC received reports from citizens earlier. After investigation, it followed through and uncovered a large-scale building corruption syndicate. The ICAC launched a "Fire Net" operation on January 4, dispatched 300 officers, searched a total of 100 places in Hong Kong, and arrested 49 people. There are 43 men and 6 women, aged between 25 and 73, including the head of the group and several backbones. The operation is in progress, and it is not ruled out that more people will be arrested.
The ICAC stated that the case involved ten engineering contracts with a total value of 500 million yuan, involving bribes of more than one million yuan, and seized bribes of over one million yuan, as well as tender documents with engraved marks, so that stakeholders can choose their own people to obtain tenders .
The head of the group is the proprietor of the construction company, who controls many construction and property management companies behind the scenes. The key members include engineering consultants, engineering contractors and middlemen commonly known as "repair rats". Some of them have triad backgrounds.
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