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Twelve people were arrested by police in a suspected drug den in Kowloon’s Mong Kok on Wednesday.

Officers from the Kowloon West anti-crime unit raided a flat on 105 Sai Yeung Choi Street at 1pm after getting a tip-off and arrested nine men and three women, aged from 28 to 55, Headline Daily reported.

Two Pakistani men, one Indian and a woman from the United States, here on a tourist visa, were among the 12.

A 29-year-old man surnamed Wo was arrested for allegedly operating a drug den and selling illicit substances, while a 46-year-old local man surnamed Lee was arrested for alleged possession of illegal drugs and possession of an offensive weapon, as police found a folded knife on him.

The other suspects were arrested for alleged possession of illegal drugs and possessing equipment for smoking drugs.

A small amount of suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin, suspected cannabis resin were confiscated, along with two electronic scales, two meth-smoking devices and a packages of tools.

The suspected drugs had an estimated street value of HK$1,500 (US$192).

Initial inquiries showed that some suspects had a background of involvement with triads. All were all held in custody pending further investigation.

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