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Hong Kong is using undercover police officers to arrest Uber drivers

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The Hong Kong police arrested 21 Uber drivers for working without a permit and third-party insurance.

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For weeks, undercover police officers pretended to be customers to gather evidence. The crackdown happened earlier this week and more arrests could come.

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Uber says it is impossible to make sure that drivers have those permits. It also says that it complies with local insurance regulation.

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Uber already abandoned China (where it accepted defeat to competitor Didi Chuxing) and Taiwan (where it could potentially be fined with $780,000).

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