Sham Shui Po, Kowloon Photo: Google Maps, Wikimedia Commons

Hong Kong police arrested a 31-year-old man of Indian origin on Wednesday morning for allegedly trafficking drugs inside a cup noodle container.

At 2am, acting on a tip-off, police officers followed a South Asian man who took a taxi from the Shek Lei Estate in Kowloon’s Kwai Chung are to Sham Shui Po, Apple Daily reported.

When the taxi arrived at 238 Yee Kuk Street, in Sham Shui Po, the officer approached the vehicle and subdued the Indian man.

They found 160 grams of what is believed to be cocaine, with an estimated street value of HK$220,000 (US$28,186), at the bottom of some cup noodles inside the man’s bag. A sniffer dog checked the taxi but failed to find any more drugs.

Police arrested the man for allegedly trafficking drugs and detained him for investigation. The taxi driver was released as he is not considered to be connected to the case.