Briefs | Mainland mother abandons son at border gate

Late last Tuesday night, a mainland mother abandoned her 9-year-old son at the Gongbei border gate for him to cross into Macau, according to a report by mainland news outlet Sohu. At approximately 11:00 p.m. on October 1, the boy’s mother left him at Zhuhai’s Gongbei border gate to let the boy cross the border alone in order to look for his father in Macau. The mother then returned to her resident city of Zhongshan. According to the boy, his father works in Macau and his mother told him that his father would pick him up at Macau border gate once the boy crossed over. The boy tried to cross the border check point but did not know how to use the immigration facility and he could not contact his father. Panicking, he approached the police officers at the Gongbei port for help. Zhuhai police officers, upon finding out that the boy did not have a valid visa to go to Macau, tried to contact his father but the phone was switched off. The police authority contacted his mother, who brought the boy back home.

Woman dies trapped underneath vehicle in carpark

A 68-year-old local female senior citizen was trapped under a car inside the parking lot of the Hotline Center, on Monday. She was reported dead as result of the accident. The victim was marking cross lines in the parking lot when she was hit by a car entering the parking lot. The driver, who is a local resident in his 50s, claimed that he was not aware of the woman’s presence in the parking lot, and that he only found the woman stuck under his car after he sensed something was beneath the vehicle. The victim was sent to Conde S. Januário Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The driver has passed the breathalyzer test. The police authority is calling witnesses to provide more information on this incident.

Neto Valente abductor surrendered to Macau police

A man involved in the 2001 abduction of lawyer Jorge Neto Valente was handed over to the Macau police authority on Saturday by its Zhuhai counterpart. The 49-year-old man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his part in the abduction, which lasted for five days in 2001 until a response team rescued the lawyer, who had sustained a leg injury. In addition to his part in the abduction of Neto Valente, the man was also involved with a drug-related case in 2017 and sentenced to three years in prison. Having served his sentence in the neighboring city of Zhuhai, he has been surrendered to Macau authorities. The detained man has now begun serving his sentence at the Coloane Prison.

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