In September 1849, his fleet, which was based in Bias Bay east of Hong Kong, was destroyed by British and Chinese warships. More than 400 pirates were killed and Chui was seriously wounded.
Although he managed initially to escape, he was betrayed and handed over to the British. He was wanted with a bounty of $500 for the gruesome murder of two officers His punishment was lifelong exile to Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania), but he hanged himself in his cell before it could be carried out.
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