Asia Briefs: Manila airport rolls out new security measures

Manila airport rolls out new security measures

MANILA • Manila airport fired a major contractor and announced a raft of new security measures yesterday after a spate of baggage thefts.

Manila International Airport general manager Ed Monreal told reporters that the airport has ordered other contractors to equip baggage handlers and security personnel with body cameras.

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Casino staff arrested over massive heist

HONG KONG • Police in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau have arrested a croupier and a security guard over a massive casino heist where almost HK$48 million (S$8.1 million) in gaming chips were stolen from a VIP room.

The heist happened early on Tuesday morning at Wynn Macau.

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Nabbed ex-CIA agent a guard at Christie's HK

HONG KONG • Former Central Intelligence Agency agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee, who was arrested in the United States this week on suspicion of helping Chinese spies, was a security guard at Christie's in Hong Kong, the auction house has said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2018, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe