Trio jailed for Hong Kong’s priciest art heist

An art heist worth an estimated HK$5 billion is the biggest heist by value in Hong Kong. – AFP pic, May 13, 2022.

THREE burglars who carried out a record-breaking US$637 million (RM2.8 billion) art heist in Hong Kong but remained oblivious to the value of their historic haul were jailed today, reported local media.

The art community was rocked by the theft that included a two-metre tall scroll containing a 1929 Politburo report written by Mao Zedong valued at hundreds of millions of dollars – but was sold to an amateur collector for just HK$200 (RM112).

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