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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am
 

Cocaine found on man thought to be dealing

Police arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly trafficking cocaine in Mong Kok. Acting upon intelligence, detectives intercepted the man near Tung Choi Street in Mong Kok at about 3am. They found packets of what was suspected to be cocaine on his body. The haul weighed 150 grams and was valued at about HK$180,000. Police believed the drug would have been sold at entertainment outlets in West Kowloon. They detained the man.

Thousands roll up for chance of Cathay job

About 1,000 job seekers attended what could be one of the largest ever recruitment drives for cabin crew by Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific. The airline said it planned to hire about 1,000 cabin crew members this year, as it will add 15 new aircraft to its fleet and expand services to a number of new destinations.

Pub fight with bottle leaves two men injured

Two men were arrested for fighting in a public place, following a dispute in a pub in Central in the early morning. Police said a 34-year-old local man attacked a 38-year-old expatriate with a bottle after a row broke between them at a pub near the junction of Wellington Street and Wyndham Street about 3am. Both then called police for assistance. The two sustained head and eye wounds.

Police officer is attacked checking taxi fare dispute

A 36-year-old man was detained by the police after he allegedly refused to pay a taxi fare and attacked a police officer investigating the fare dispute in Chai Wan. Police said the man, reportedly drunk, got out of a taxi in Oi Shun Road without paying and the taxi driver called police for help. The man then got into a minor brawl with the police officer, whose face and fingers were injured.

Mainlander arrested for stealing mobile phones

A 25-year-old mainlander holding a two-way permit was arrested last night on suspicion of stealing mobile phones. Police saw the man acting suspiciously in a building in Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, where they were investigating a separate robbery case. Five mobile phones were seized from a bag the man was carrying. Police ruled out any connection between the man and the robbery cases, but suspect he may have been involved in other phone theft cases in the area.

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