Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Google Maps, Wikimedia Commons

Police arrested an African man for alleged drug trafficking in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon on Wednesday.

Acting on a tip-off, officers from Yau Tsim police district intercepted the 37-year-old man when he left Chungking Mansions on Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui at 10pm, Oriental Daily reported.

The man, an asylum seeker, was said to have acted in a suspicious manner. Officers intercepted him and found 1.1 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of HK$1.3 million (US$169,744) and HK$16,000 cash in the pockets of his jacket.

Police believe he sold illegal drugs to South Asians in Chungking Mansions and entertainment premises in West Kowloon.

Police officers later searched his room in the building but found nothing suspicious.

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