Six Pakistani men arrested after two drug busts
Cannabis and pills are seized during operations in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon
Six Pakistani men were arrested in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon on Saturday on suspicion of possessing, trafficking and selling drugs in two police operations.
Police intercepted two Pakistani men when they left Chungking Mansions with a suitcase, which was used for drug trafficking, Oriental Daily reported.
Officers then escorted the pair to an apartment at 1-2B Minden Row where they seized drugs and arrested a third man. Police found 87 grams of cannabis, 120 grams of cannabis resin, seven pills of the depressant nimetazepam or Erimin 5 and eight midazolam or “blue fairy” pills worth a total of HK$20,000 (US$2,567).
In a second operation, police busted another drug gang and arrested three Pakistani men in Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei. They believed that the men they arrested were suspects in several drug trafficking and common assault cases from August 2016 to May 2017.
Four of the arrested suspects were refugee claimants and the remaining two held HKID cards, police officers said. Police are still hunting for their accomplices.
On Sunday, a police press conference featured Hong Kong-born Pakistani constable Ifzal Zaffar who gave details of the Saturday operations in English and Urdu.