Golden Beach, Tuen Mun, New Territories West. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Google Maps

Two Bangladeshi men, 27 and 30, were arrested in a Hong Kong police operation on Friday evening, found to be in possession of 10 kilograms of cocaine. The arrests took place in Tuen Mun, in the city’s New Territories West.

At 8pm, the two men, in Hong Kong as refugee claimants, were intercepted by the police on streets near the Golden Beach, the Oriental Daily newspaper reported. They were found carrying 2.5 kilograms of cocaine in their bags and had another 7.5 kilograms of the same drug in a nearby apartment. The drugs were worth a total of HK$9.08 million (US$1.17 million).

One of the men tried to escape but was subdued by the police, Ming Pao Daily reported. They told the police they were transporting the drugs for HK$2,000. Police are investigating the case and looking for the mastermind.

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