Five people were arrested for alleged drug trafficking during a police raid in Kowloon on Monday.
Three men and two women aged from 27 to 39 were arrested in Tsim Sha Tsui under an anti-crime operation named Thunderbolt 18 and Deepnet by officers from the special duty squad at Yau Tsim district, plus Tsim Sha Tsui police station’s task force and a tactical unit from West Kowloon Regional Police Headquarters, Oriental Daily reported.
Officers raided an apartment in Chungking Mansions on Nathan Road and seized 1.9 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of HK$1.9 million (US$242,107).
A 33-year-old Nigerian man and a 28-year-old Indonesian woman were arrested for drug trafficking.
Police also nabbed one Bangladeshi man in the building and found cannabis resin on him. The arrested also included another South Asian man and a Hong Kong woman.
In another operation, officers intercepted a 27-year-old South Asian man outside an apartment at Mirador Mansion on Nathan Road and seized 32 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 53 grams of suspected cannabis buds, 296 grams of suspected cannabis resin, 37 tablets of suspected ecstasy and 13 “drug stamps” with estimated market value of HK$80,000, news website HK01.com reported.
Separately, officers also arrested a local woman who was wanted in connection with a fraud case.