Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

Three Bangladeshi men and a Filipina were arrested for alleged drug trafficking during police raids in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off and a thorough investigation, police from the special duty unit of the Yau Tsim Mong police station raided two apartments, one in Chungking Mansions on Nathan Road and another on Hankow Road, at 9 pm, the Oriental Daily reported.

Officers confiscated 17 grams of methamphetamine, crack cocaine, an electronic scale and some tools for drug packaging inside the two apartments. Three men from Bangladesh aged 35 to 57, holding temporary stay permits, and a 43-year-old Filipina, a Hong Kong ID cardholder, were arrested for alleged drug trafficking.

Meanwhile, police intercepted a 26-year-old Indian man on Nathan Road and found 26 grams of marijuana on him. The man, holding a temporary stay permit, was arrested and charged with possession of drugs.

The estimated market value of the confiscated drugs was about HK$30,000 (US$3,822). All five were detained at the police station for further investigations.

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