Court hears officer guilty of misconduct A police sergeant advised four men - including two undercover anti-graft agents - on how to sell drugs and sex in a private club and how not to get caught, a court heard yesterday. Edward Fung Hin-wah, 47, who was formerly with the Mong Kok Police Station, pleaded not guilty in the District Court yesterday to one count of misconduct in public office. Two other men, Lau Kim-hung and Chu An-bun, both 39, were also arrested and have been charged with conspiring to offer an advantage to Fung in return for the policeman's protection for their illegal activities. Lau and Chu pleaded not guilty to the charge. Fung was not charged in relation to the alleged bribery. The court heard that two undercover agents posed as businessmen in an operation mounted by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in February 2007 to investigate a complaint that a police officer was allegedly offering protection to a drug dealer. One of the agents had posed as Ah Chun and became acquainted with Lau, who introduced him to Chu three months later, prosecutor Bernard Chung Wai-keung told Deputy Judge Josiah Lam Wai-kuen. Chu allegedly told Ah Chun he was receiving protection for his drug business from a police officer. Chu and Lau then introduced Ah Chun to Fung, after the agent claimed that his boss - the second undercover agent posing as another businessman - planned to set up a private club that provided drugs and prostitutes, and was interested in acquiring Fung's protection. Chu would supply drugs to the club, Lau allegedly told Ah Chun. On June 5, 2007, Lau and Chu suggested to Ah Chun that some shares in the private club be transferred to Fung. In exchange, Fung would alert them to any police operation that could affect the club. Lau, Chu and the two agents met Fung in June and July 2007, the prosecutor told the court. During those two meetings, Fung allegedly gave advice to those present on how to run the club's trade in sex and drugs. Fung allegedly suggested that prostitutes from the mainland hired by the club should pay entrance fees like regular customers, to minimise the link between the prostitutes and the club. Fung also advised the four to be careful not to have any drugs on them, and to insist to the police, if questioned, that they knew nothing about any drug-related activities inside the club. Fung suggested getting a person as a front, to be the registered operator of the club. He asked the four to post signs in the club warning customers not to engage in illegal activities. Barrister Ken Ng Kin-man, who is acting for Fung, is expected to make an application tomorrow - when the hearing continues - to sever Fung's charge from the charges facing Lau and Chu.