Thirty-two suspected triad members, including their alleged leader, have been arrested in raids on a faction of the Sun Yee On triad society. The gang members included a high proportion of teenagers, one aged 14, who are believed to have been lured into the society to sell pirated discs, contraband cigarettes and cannabis. They have also allegedly been involved in fights to extend the gang's influence in Ngau Tau Kok, according to Chief Inspector Ng Shu-ming, head of Kowloon East regional anti-triad unit. An operation involving more than 100 police officers started early yesterday after the alleged leader of the gang, aged 32, was caught in Yau Ma Tei on Sunday afternoon. His 31 suspected followers were arrested when officers raided more than 50 locations, most of them residential flats, in Ngau Tau Kok. 'About 30 per cent of them are students and the youngest one is a 14-year-old boy,' Chief Inspector Ng said. 'The students and other teenagers were approached by the triad members mainly in games centres in Ngau Tau Kok and recruited into the society.' Four women, allegedly involved in the sale of pirated discs and contraband cigarettes, were also arrested in yesterday's raids. Last night, officers were still hunting for around 10 other gang members. The arrests came after an undercover police agent infiltrated the triad gang about 10 months ago to collect evidence. Officers said the undercover work was stepped up as the gang attempted to extend its influence in the area. Chief Inspector Ng said intelligence provided by the undercover police agent showed that more than 50 people, mainly teenagers, had been recruited into the society to sell the illicit goods over the past 10 months. 'About half of the black spots for selling pirated discs and contraband cigarettes in Ngau Tau Kok are reportedly controlled by the triad society.' It is understood it also operates in other areas, including Wong Tai Sin and Sau Mau Ping. Chief Inspector Ng said the triad gang also fought rival 14K gangsters. The Sun Yee On faction in Ngau Tau Kok is believed to be the sixth triad gang police have smashed over the past three months. Sun Yee On is one of the largest and most powerful triad societies in Hong Kong and has its stronghold in Tsim Sha Tsui East. In 1995, police estimated it had about 56,000 active members in Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, Central, Wan Chai and Tuen Mun. Last night, the suspects, aged between 14 and 37, were being held for questioning.