In September a succesful joint operation was carried out by the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau and private security firm I-OnAsia. US$ 25 million worth of counterfeit computer network equipment (sold under international brands such as Nortel, Cisco Systems and Hewlett Packard) was seized and seven people were arrested in 10 raids carried out simultaneously across Shenzhen.
At the time the suspected ringleader, Tony Li Zhendong, got away. May 2 2, he was finally caught, after months of intensive surveillance by I-OnAsia.
A spokesperson for I-OnAsia said:
"After eight’s months tracking on the footprint of him by conducting surveillance and using technology such as GPRS technology, we and ECID [China's Economic Investigation Department] caught the right time to arrest him on the evening of 22 May 2007 in this new apartment in Shenzhen. He was then brought back to the Police Station and now detained for further enquiries and prosecution."
In the South China Morning Post of May 26th, Martin Wong and Nick Gentle report about the events. Read their article here.