Two men were arrested for suspected drug trafficking in two separate police raids in Hong Kong – one in Tuen Mun, in the New Territories, and one in Tsim Sha Tsui, in Kowloon – last week.
Oriental Daily reports that at 5pm on Thursday, police intercepted a 25-year-old man of Pakistani origin in the Gold Coast area of Tuen Mun and found ten bags of suspected cocaine weighing a total of five kilograms, with a street value of HK$4.2 million (US$536,792).
The man, who is unemployed, held a Hong Kong identity card and was said to have a triad background.
Police are investigating the source of the drugs and any sales channels. They did not rule out the possibility that more people will be arrested.
Meanwhile, at 6pm on Friday, officers from the Yau Tsim police district raided a flat at Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion on Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui and arrested a 46-year-old Bangladeshi man, who is an asylum seeker, for drug trafficking.
The police confiscated a variety of suspected narcotics, including herbal cannabis, cannabis resin, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy and drug stamps worth a total street value of HK$52,000, as well as HK$8,500 cash.
Police believe the flat was being used as a drug distribution center.