Hong Kong | Thai man arrested after weapons found in Kowloon apartment
A Thai man was arrested with weapons including a machete in an apartment in Kowloon City. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Google Map
A Thai man was arrested with weapons including a machete in an apartment in Kowloon City. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Google Map

Thai man arrested after weapons found in Kowloon apartment

A Thai man suspected of belonging to a triad group planning crime in the district.

March 14, 2017 5:40 PM (UTC+8)

A 37-year-old Thai man was arrested in an apartment for possession of weapons and apparatus for taking drugs in Kowloon City during a police operation on Monday.

At 4:50 p.m. anti-triad squad officers of the Sham Shui Po District found two iron bars, a long knife, a machete, two replica guns and apparatus for smoking methamphetamine or “ice” in an apartment on 11-13 South Wall Road, Apple Daily reported.

The Thai man, a Hong Kong identity card holder and suspected triad member, was arrested during the operation, Sing Tao Daily reported. A group of Thai gangsters were suspected of planning crimes in the district while demanding protection money from Thai shopowners, according to the report, which cited a police source.

The police are hunting for gang accomplices.

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