Date
27 March 2017
Three Indian torture claimants were arrested after HK$100,000 worth of marijuana (inset) were seized in their flat in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: TVB
Three Indian torture claimants were arrested after HK$100,000 worth of marijuana (inset) were seized in their flat in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: TVB

Five men arrested, drugs worth HK$110,000 seized in two raids

Five men were arrested and illegal drugs worth HK$110,000 were seized in two police operations in Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui on Tuesday, public broadcaster RTHK reports.

In Mong Kok, police swooped down on a back alley at 11 Changsha Street and arrested two local men, aged 39 and 40, after 30 grams of suspected crystal meth and 20 grams of cannabis worth a combined HK$10,000 were found in their possession, Sing Pao Daily News said.

In Tsim Sha Tsui, police raided a flat at Karlock Building on Lock Road, where they seized a kilogram of marijuana valued at HK$100,000 and arrested three men said to be Indian torture claimants.

The haul included 52 packets of cannabis resin and 21 packets of cannabis buds.

According the news website HK01.com, the three suspects aged between 22 and 26 had been staying at the unit for two months and engaging in drug trafficking.

Felix Chan Yun-kam, assistant commander for operations at the Tsim Sha Tsui police division, said the suspects were believed to be delivering the drugs to their customers by hiding them in lunchboxes.

Investigators said they were trying to determine if the three suspects were linked to any triad gang.

Translation by Chloe Chow

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