Li Yuen Street East, Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Google Map
Li Yuen Street East in Central on Hong Kong. Photo: Google Map

Twenty-two people were arrested, aged between 25 and 60, by police in an unlicensed bar targeting mainly Filipino customers in Central in Hong Kong Island on Friday.

At around 6pm, police officers from the anti-triad squad in Central district raided an apartment on 12-13 Li Yuen Street East and arrested a Hong Kong man surnamed Yeung, 57, for selling and possessing liquor for sale without a license, Sing Tao Daily reported.

Three Indian men, two Filipino men and 16 Filipino women were arrested on suspicion of drinking on an unlicensed premises.

Police officers confiscated 200 bottles of beer valued at approximately HK$4,000 (US$514) and a cash register during the raid, Oriental Daily reported.

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