Four held in Mong Kok, Pat Heung drug raids

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 10 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 10 April, 2010, 12:00am

Police have arrested four people and seized more than 4.5kg of illegal drugs in Mong Kok and Pat Heung.

A 61-year-old and his son, 32, were accused of selling drugs including cocaine and methamphetamine to youths in Mong Kok and Kwai Chung, police said yesterday.

Initial investigation showed that the father and son, who were also users, bought the drugs from dealers and resold it, a police officer said.

'Some drug abusers went to their home in Mong Kok to buy drugs, and they also sold drugs to students and teenagers in Kwai Chung,' the officer said. 'Investigation showed that they had been involved in such illegal activities for about three months.'

The pair were arrested at about 10.30pm on Thursday when officers raided their flat in Mong Kok Road, Mong Kok. Officers seized seven grams of Ice, two grams of crack cocaine, one gram of heroin and eight methamphetamine tablets, as well as HK$10,000 in cash. The drugs had a street value of HK$10,000.

Last night, they were being held for questioning and had not been charged.

In a separate raid, a suspected triad member aged 22 and his 17-year-old girlfriend were arrested at a flat in Pat Heung around noon yesterday.

Officers seized 4.5kg of ketamine at the flat in San Lung Wai, off Fan Kam Road. Police said the haul was worth about HK$500,000.

'Investigations showed the drug was smuggled into Hong Kong from the mainland by sea and intended to supply entertainment venues in the New Territories North region, mainly Yuen Long,' Chief Inspector Chow Tak-choi, head of the New Territories North anti-triad unit, said.

He said the pair were believed to be key figures in a drug-trafficking syndicate that had been in operation for several months. Police said the flat was used as drug packaging centre.

The man, a suspected member of a 14K triad society, and his girlfriend, were detained for questioning. Neither had been charged.

Police seized a total of 496kg of ketamine last year and 423kg in 2008.