Canto-pop singer Deep Ng Ho-hong was arrested by police officers in Yau Ma Tei last night for alleged possession of drugs. 'A 21-year-old man was arrested by Narcotics Bureau officers during an operation last night,' a police spokesman said. 'He was found carrying 1.2 grams of cocaine in Austin Road at about 9.30pm.' He said the operation was carried out following a tip-off. The man would be detained overnight at Yau Ma Tei police station. Deep Ng, dubbed the 'new Eason Chan Yick-shun' because of similarities in appearance and singing style, is a singer under Music Plus, a subsidiary of Emperor Entertainment Group. He entered the industry after winning the TVB talent contest. The maximum penalty for possession of a dangerous drug is seven years' imprisonment and a $1 million fine.