Three Pakistanis arrested in drug den in Yau Ma Tei
Suspected cocaine and meth with an estimated street value of HK$460,000 (US$58,900) was found at a nearby flat, believed to be a distribution centre
Police have arrested three Pakistani men – all asylum seekers – for alleged drug trafficking in Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon.
Acting on a tip-off, police inspectors stopped a 24-year-old Pakistani on Nathan Road in Yau Ma Tei at 10pm on Friday night and found a small quantity of suspected cocaine on his body, Oriental Daily reported.
The man was taken to a subdivided flat in the nearby area and more suspected illegal drugs, including 340 grams of suspected cocaine and 49 grams of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated street value of HK$460,000 (US$58,900) were found.
Packaging tools, an electric scale and HK$45,000 in cash were confiscated.
Two other Pakistani men in the subdivided flat aged 33 and 58 were also arrested for suspected drug trafficking.
Police believed that the subdivided flat was for drug distribution centre for South Asians in the city. They are investigating the sources of the seized drugs.