City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 October, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 October, 2004, 12:00am

Chemical colouring of yellow croakers

Two of the 27 yellow croaker fish that the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department confiscated earlier from market stalls for analysis were found to contain chemical colouring.

A department spokesman said the two samples collected from a fish stall in To Kwa Wan market contained yellow colouring and sodium salt. No added colouring was detected in the other 25 fish collected from market stalls in other districts, the department spokesman said.

36 arrested in raids on illegal workers

Thirty-six people were netted in a city-wide Immigration Department crackdown on illegal workers yesterday.

Between 7.30am and 3.45pm, immigration investigators raided more than 10 locations including restaurants, garbage dumps, premises under renovation and a recycling factory.

A total of 34 mainlanders from Guangdong - eight men and 26 women - aged between 18 and 51 were arrested for suspected breach of conditions of stay. Two Hong Kong men, aged 36 and 84, were arrested on suspicion of employing illegal workers or aiding and abetting others to breach their conditions of stay.

Bus drivers have number of routes reduced

New World First Bus drivers will no longer have to drive a number of bus routes in a day, the company said after a Transport Department meeting. Drivers had complained earlier that they were forced to work on three or four different routes per day, putting them under more pressure.

Mark Six

There were two winners of the $11,156,610 first prize in last night's draw. Three tickets each won second prize of $780,855. Third prize was $33,765. The numbers were 1, 12, 26, 27, 36, 49. The extra number was 21.