Three Hongkongers were arrested and more than HK$1 million worth of illegal drugs seized – including some hidden inside a bust of Mao Zedong – in two separate raids on Monday. Some 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine, also known as Ice, was found in a sculpture of the late Chinese leader’s head, in a public flat at Wah Ming Estate in Fanling. Officers conducted the raid at 8pm on Monday. Police arrested a woman, 48, on suspicion of trafficking in a dangerous drug. Customs reports 500 per cent surge in marijuana seizures after Canada’s move to legalise Before the raid, police intercepted a man, 33, outside the flat. Officers found 14 grams of what was also suspected to be Ice in a sling bag he was carrying, and the man was arrested for illegal drug possession. According to authorities, the drugs seized in this case were worth HK$13,200. Officers believed the flat had been used to store illegal drugs. Separately, a special duty police squad from Wan Chai district earlier arrested a 66-year-old man for drug trafficking, following the seizure of suspected heroin in Yau Ma Tei. The man was intercepted on Man Ying Street at about 1pm on Monday, according to police. Officers found 1.2kg of the suspected drug on the suspect. Police said the haul had an estimated street value of HK$1.2 million (US$153,000). In Hong Kong, trafficking in a dangerous drug carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a HK$5 million fine.