2 arrested and 10 fined during anti-crime/anti-epidemic operation in Mong Kok


27th September 2022 – (Hong Kong) Mong Kok District Operations Division, Anti-Triad Operations Unit, Licensing Office, Special Duty Team and West Kowloon Tactical Force, together with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, launched an anti-crime/anti-epidemic operation at a number of restaurants and scheduled premises. They were raided to ensure that licensees and the public strictly abide by the epidemic prevention regulations.

During the operation, police officers arrested a 52-year-old man in a unit on Shanghai Street on suspicion of managing a prostitution establishment and violating the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulations. The police also arrested a 26-year-old female customer at a restaurant on Hak Po Street on suspicion of not carrying an identification document. In addition, after inspecting a number of restaurants and listed establishments in the area, police officers found that many people were suspected of violating epidemic prevention regulations. A 36-year-old male staff working in a restaurant on Portland Street was suspected of violating the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation because he failed to produce a valid vaccine pass. The police officer then issued a fixed penalty notice to him.

Three men aged between 48 and 58 were charged for allegedly violating the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Masks) Regulation at a restaurant on Fa Yuen Street. Another three men aged between 35 and 56 were also suspected of not wearing masks in a game centre at Sai Yeung Choi Street South. They were charged for violating the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Masks) Regulation. The persons in charge of the three premises were also prosecuted at the same time. Among them, the restaurant on Portland Street and the restaurant on Fa Yuen Street are required to suspend evening dine-in services for 14 days and 3 days respectively, and the game centre on Sai Yeung Choi Street South also needs to suspend business for 3 days.