Hong Kong man found in Tokyo by Immigration Department after he is reported missing

Hong Kong resident in his early 20s had reportedly been detained by Japanese police

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 August, 2016, 1:31pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 August, 2016, 7:51pm

The Immigration Department tracked down a Hong Kong man on Tuesday who had been reported missing in Japan.

It is understood that the man, in his early 20s, had been detained by Japanese police over alleged involvement in criminal offences in Tokyo, but details of the allegations were not revealed.

The family of the man asked authorities for help on Monday afternoon after they lost contact with him. He was last heard from in Tokyo.

A source close to the matter said the man flew to the city from Hong Kong on August 6. He told relatives it was a business trip with colleagues and that he would return later this month.

Immigration officials said the department had located the man involved and that he was in a safe place in Japan.

On Sunday, a man claimed on Facebook that he had a friend who had been missing for several days.

Though he never revealed the name or any personal details of his missing friend, he said he had been on a Hong Kong-Tokyo flight.

He also mentioned a man called Ng Sou-kit, claiming his friend last used Ng’s phone to contact his family before going missing.

He quickly deleted the post hours after it was published.

Officials did not confirm the two cases were related.

 

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