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SCMP Post Weekend Magazine – the true story of Seto Gin, dope smuggler & betrayed woman, 1939

Posted: January 10th, 2022 | No Comments »

This weekend the South China Morning Post weekend magazine published my story of the real life case of Seto Gin (one of her many aliases), a Hong Kong woman busted arriving at San Francisco in 1939 with rather a lot of opium. It’s a tale of dope and money, war and desperation, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai and California, betrrayal and doomed love. I hope you can past the paywall (if not drop me a line and I might be able to help….

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