It was the most prestigious post and a corrupt
police officer could make between $60,000 to
$100,000 a month from the job. With these
"benefits", it was not surprising that the position
of Divisional Superintendent Wan Chai was such a
hotly sought-after one in the 1970s. And that also
explained why the former Chinese superintendent who bribed Godber to secure the post was willing to pay as much as $25,000, a sum enough to buy a luxury flat at that time.

To Godber, the deal with the Chinese superintendent served him well. Not only could he get a one-off bribe of $25,000, but he could also rest assured that he would be able to continue to draw his "unofficial income" from Wan Chai.