City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 April, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 April, 2004, 12:00am

$1.6m narcotics haul in Mongkok raids

Anti-narcotics police arrested a man and three women after seizing $1.6 million worth of cocaine, heroin and Ice during raids in Mongkok. The man, 42, is suspected of being the boss of a drugs syndicate. He was arrested in Soy Street. Police seized 1.8kg of heroin, 634 grams of cocaine and 476 grams of cannabis in his unit on Pak Po Street. The three women, aged between 22 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Man held over theft of jewellery at Repulse Bay

Police have arrested a mainland illegal immigrant and have recovered $800,000 worth of jewellery allegedly stolen from a Repulse Bay house. Officers apprehended the suspect, 24, outside Seaview Promenade near Repulse Bay Beach at 6am yesterday. As he was questioned, an expatriate woman, 36, reported to police that her house had been ransacked. The man allegedly sneaked into the house while the family slept.

Four injured as car and truck collide

Four men were slightly injured when a car and a container truck collided in Lok Ma Chau just before 8am. The car driver and three passengers, aged 23 to 27, were taken to North District Hospital after the collision at the junction of Castle Peak Road and Lok Ma Chau Road.

Illegal workers held

Twenty-one mainlanders were arrested on suspicion of taking up unapproved employment in a two-hour operation by 120 officers from the police, immigration and labour departments. One suspected local employer was also arrested.

Gamblers detained

Police arrested 10 people and seized $47,000 in cash during an anti-gambling operation in Yau Ma Tei. The five men and five women were found playing mahjong in the Nathan Road unit.

Crackdown on illicit fuel

Customs officers have impounded 15 vehicles and arrested 14 drivers, aged between 27 and 55, for buying illegal fuel in a territory-wide operation. The officers also seized 3,600 litres of fuel worth $35,000.

Mark six

There was one winner of the $5 million first prize in last night's draw. The winning numbers were 8, 32, 36, 39, 44, 46 and the extra number 33. Five tickets won second prize of $255,760. A snowball of $30 million will be at stake in Saturday's draw.