A 32-year-old Pakistani man suspected to have transported a corpse dumped at a construction site for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge earlier this month was arrested by police on Tuesday.

Two police officers were patrolling in Mong Kok in Kowloon at 6am when they intercepted the Pakistani man, who looked suspicious, Sing Pao reported, but the suspect ran away.

The officers chased after him, subdued him on the floor and found a suspected illegal drug on him. After checking his identity, they found that the man was a criminal wanted in relation to a murder case.

The suspect was believed to have transported the corpse of a 30-year-old man surnamed Siu to the construction site near Hong Kong International Airport on Lantau Island. Siu is believed to have been killed by other suspects in a drug den in Mong Kok after a dispute over drugs.

Police believed the murder happened in late February or early March but Siu’s body, which was wrapped in layers of plastic bags, was not discovered until May 4 by a construction worker at the site.

Meanwhile, police have arrested more people in relation to the murder.

Two local men, aged 47 and 83, were apprehended in Ma On Shan in the New Territories on May 14 for alleged involvement in the case. They have been released on bail and need to report to the police in the middle of next month.

A total of five men and two women were arrested earlier. Four of the men and one woman each face a charge of conspiring to murder.

Another man and a woman were released on bail pending further inquiries. The suspects and the victim were all drug users.

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