court remands four on counterfeiting charge Four suspected members of a counterfeiting gang arrested in Sau Mau Ping last Friday in relation to fake $500 and $100 banknotes were yesterday remanded in custody to March 6 without plea to allow police to carry out further inquiries. Yung Wai-leong, 20, Lee Man-chun, 20, and Cheng Yiu-kwong, 31, all unemployed from Lok Wah Estate in Sau Mau Ping, were jointly charged with one count of counterfeiting. Leung Chi-ho, 21, unemployed and living in Tung Ming Street, Sau Mau Ping, was charged with possessing one counterfeit HSBC $500 note without lawful authority. Yung, Lee and Cheng were alleged to have counterfeited 13 finished HSBC $500 notes, eight semi-finished HSBC $100 notes and 16 'lion's head' watermarks in Cheng's home. bacteria suspected in 18 food poisoning cases The Centre for Health Protection is investigating three suspected food poisoning cases involving 18 people who ate poon choi bought at the same store in Kam Tin, Yuen Long. Ten men and eight women from three families living in Heng Fa Chuen, Tsuen Wan and Sha Tin fell ill after the meal on Sunday evening. Centre investigators suspect bacterial contamination was responsible for the outbreak. Eight of the victims received treatment at hospitals and a private clinic. man in court on $1 million blackmail count A man who allegedly threatened to spike a beverage company's products unless it paid him $1 million was remanded in custody after appearing in Kowloon City Court. Poon Kam-shing, 52, unemployed, was charged with one count of blackmail. No plea was taken. He will appear in Tuen Mun Court on March 1. smoke at MTR station Smoke filled a tunnel at Yau Ma Tei MTR station at about 5am when wires caught fire. Firemen were called when the smoke was spotted. Train services were not disrupted and no one was injured. MARK SIX No one won first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 9, 21, 22, 33, 35 and 48. The extra number was 43. Four tickets each won second prize of $418,185. Third prize paid $27,030. On Saturday, the numbers were 16, 22, 27, 30, 39 and 41, with the extra number 40. No one won first prize, but six tickets each won second prize of $301,945.