Paulo Martins Chan will be stepping down from his position as the head of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau in June, to be replaced by Adriano Marques Ho, an advisor to Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak, according to a report from Macau News Agency.
Sources told MNA that Chan will return to the Public Prosecutions Office, where he previously served as assistant prosecutor-general.
Ho has been one of the top advisors to the Secretary for Security since 2014, and was previously head of the Judiciary Police’s investigation unit in charge of gaming-related and economic crimes.
He also served as a member of the Tourism Crisis Management Office, and of the Coordinating Committee for Management and Development of Maritime Jurisdiction Areas.
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