Drugs and weapons have been seized by police in a raid on Tuesday targeting members of a Sham Shui Po gang in Kowloon.

At 6pm officers from an anti-triad unit at Mong Kok Police raided a shack built under the flyover on Tung Chau Street in Sham Shui Po and found various offensive weapons and suspected illegal drugs, Oriental Daily reported.

Police confiscated two warrior knives, two golf clubs, two daggers, a sabre, a sword, a steel pole and a metal hammer.

They also seized drugs – suspected benzodiazepines, cocaine and methamphetamine – with an estimated street value of HK$2,200 (US$281), together with some tools for smoking methamphetamine.

A 61-year-old local man was arrested along with three Pakistani men, seven men from Vietnam and two Indian men all aged from 30 and 40. Most are asylum seekers with triad backgrounds, Sing Tao Daily reported.

The men were arrested for alleged drug trafficking, operating a drug establishment, plus possession of tools for smoking drugs and offensive weapons.