Six arrested in police drug raids in Kowloon
Officers seized suspected drugs with an estimated street value of HK$605,400 during a special operation
Hong Kong police arrested six people in drug raids in Tai Kok Tsui and Yau Ma Tei on Tuesday night and seized suspected drugs with an estimated street value of HK$605,400 (US$77,440) during a special operation.
At 7pm, police in Yau Tsim district raided a suspected drug den in an apartment on Woo Sung Street in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, and arrested four people, including a 45-year-old Indonesian woman, who held a Hong Kong identity card, two 29-year-old male Bangladeshi asylum seekers, and a local man aged 22, Oriental Daily reported.
Police said they found 56 grams of suspected methamphetamine with a street value of HK$17,400 in the apartment.
At 9pm, officers intercepted a 44-year-old Hong Kong man in a staircase of a tenement house on Larch Street in Tai Kok Tsui, also in Kowloon, and allegedly found 67 grams of suspected heroin.
Officers later raided an apartment in the same building, where they allegedly found 746 grams of suspected heroin with an estimated street value of HK$588,000. A 39-year-old Indonesian woman, holder of a temporary permit, was arrested for suspected drug trafficking.