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Police arrested six men for alleged drug trafficking during city-wide operations and confiscated at least HK$9.6 million (US$1.22 million) worth of suspected drugs.

At 7:30pm on Saturday, police officers intercepted two men aged 20 and 40 on a footbridge on Hung Ling Street in Kowloon’s Hung Hom and found 10.2 kilograms of suspected cocaine in a suitcase that one of the men was carrying, Oriental Daily reported.

Police believe that the two men, one of them unemployed and the other a plumber, were transporting the suspected drug to a storage place.

In another police operation in Kowloon’s Sau Mau Ping on Saturday, two local men, both 17 years old, were arrested for alleged drug trafficking when officers found them carrying a total of 41 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of HK$33,000.

Later on the same day, a local man aged 40 was arrested allegedly in possession of 28 grams of suspected methamphetamine on Fa Yuen Street in Kowloon’s Mong Kok.

A 31-year-old man originally from Gambia was arrested in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island when officers posed as customers in the pubs on Lockhart Road.

The man, said to be an asylum seeker, was allegedly found to be carrying 7.1 grams of suspected cannabis buds and 1.6 grams of suspected cocaine.

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