Two mainland women suspected to be parallel traders ended up in hospital after trying to evade arrest.
They jumped from the second floor of a building in Hong Kong’s Sheung Shui district as police closed in, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday.
The women, aged 58 and 51, suffered injuries to their feet after jumping from a second-floor unit in the Advanced Technology Center, a known haven for parallel traders.
One sustained a broken bone. Both were released from hospital after receiving treatment.
The police visited the building after getting an anonymous call about a fight.
They found eight men and women in the unit, along with a large stash of commodities.
The suspects panicked when they saw the police and scrambled for the exits, with the two women jumping off the building.
A 49-year-old Hong Kong woman threatened to jump during a tense face-off with the officers but was persuaded to stand down.
Officers said the anonymous caller might have used the fight as a pretext to trigger a police raid on the premises, adding they found no evidence of a commotion.
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