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Customs officers arrest docker for swearing, video recording

50-year-old under investigation after abusing officers who were warning docker at Pier 21 to wear his facemask properly. Video shared online.

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50-year-old under investigation after abusing officers who were warning docker at Pier 21 to wear his facemask properly. Video shared online.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

The Macao Customs Service is “highly” concerned about a video circulating on the internet that shows its officers during their law enforcement in the Inner Harbour area, adding that an investigation was launched into the person who took the video, who will be passed to the Judiciary Police for further investigation.

Customs officers were informed at noon yesterday that someone at Pier 21 in the Inner Harbour failed to wear a facemask in accordance with this week’s tightened Covid-19 prevention and control measures. Customs officers then saw a docker not wearing his facemask properly. The customs officers told him to adjust his facemask, which he subsequently did.

However, another docker recorded the officers’ enforcement process on his mobile phone. The suspect used foul language to insult the officers during the recording, which was then shared and circulated on the internet.

The customs officers took the 50-year-old male suspect to the Customs Service headquarters for further investigation, adding that he admitted that he had recorded and disseminated the video and also insulted the customs officers with vulgar words. The suspect recorded and uploaded the video without the customs officers’ consent.

Macao Customs noted that the suspect committed the crimes of aggravated defamation and illegal recording.

The Customs Service urged people to cooperate with law enforcement officers, and not to commit any illegal acts, such as insulting people or filming them without their permission, The Macau Post Daily reported. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

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