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.


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.


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.


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