Two Filipino women were arrested on suspicion of selling liquor in Yung Long in the New Territories on Saturday without a license and breaching the conditions of the stay in Hong Kong.
Acting on a tip-off, officers from the Yuen Long Police Station raided a shop on 8 Yu King Square in Yuen Long at 6pm and confiscated 571 bottles of beer valued at HK$11,420 (US$1,455), Sing Pao reported.
A 50-year-old Filipino woman holding a Hong Kong identity card was arrested for allegedly selling liquor without a license and possession for sale. Another 61-year-old Filipino woman was arrested for selling liquor without a license and breaching her condition of stay.
Two local men, aged 57 and 67, were arrested for allegedly drinking in an unlicensed place. Four people were detained at the police station for further enquiries.
If found guilty they could be liable to a maximum fine of HK$1 million and two years in jail for selling liquor without a license.
People found guilty of drinking in an unlicensed place are liable to a summary conviction to HK$2,000.