Guns, cash seized in police raid

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 January, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 January, 1993, 12:00am

POLICE have arrested two men and three women following the seizure of three loaded pistols and a grenade in Kowloon City.

Officers broke into a flat in Boundary Street where they found $200,000 in cash, believed to be from recent robberies.

Police believe the money may be from the robbery of the Tai Ping Koon Restaurant in Yau Ma Tei earlier this month. Shots were traded while the robbers escaped, injuring two police.

Detectives investigating the robbery tracked the gang to the flat and called in the Special Duties Unit (SDU) to help with the raid.

They followed a 20-year-old woman carrying a bag who came out of the residential flat in Boundary Street. She was intercepted in Prince Edward Road near Lion Rock Road. She was arrested after police found a live grenade and a loaded handgun in her bag.

Two men were also seen leaving the flat and were shadowed to a fast food shop where they were arrested after a struggle. The two men - a Hongkong resident and an illegal immigrant - were carrying loaded handguns.

The men, aged 18 and 20, were injured in the struggle and were admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

In a follow-up raid, SDU officers broke into the Boundary Street flat where they found the money and arrested two young women.