Pak Sha Tsuen, Yuen Long. Photos: Google Maps, Wikimedia Commons

Hong Kong police arrested three suspected drug traffickers and seized drugs with an estimated street value of HK$13 million (US$1.66 million) in Yuen Long last Thursday.

At 4pm, officers from the police Narcotics Bureau intercepted a 28-year-old Pakistani man on Kam Tin Road in Yuen Long’s Pak Heung while he was carrying a bucket with nine kilograms of suspected cocaine in it, Sing Pao Daily News reported.

The Pakistani man was previously issued with a temporary permit and had stayed in Hong Kong for eight years.

Officers later went to a village house in Pak Sha Tsuen in Yuen Long and seized 4.15 kilograms of suspected cocaine, 150 grams of suspected crack cocaine, along with some manufacturing and packaging equipment, including some plastics bags, electric scales, baking soda and tea bags, Sing Tao Daily reported. 

Two unemployed local men, Tang and Chu, aged 34 and 24 respectively, were arrested in the house on suspicion of manufacturing drugs.

Police officers seized a total of 13.3 kilograms of suspected drugs in the operation and believed these drugs were packaged as tea bags and sold in a local market.