552 people intercepted in massive joint operation to combat triad activities and illegal labour on Hong Kong island


27th November 2022 – (Hong Kong) Several units of the police force, together with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, the Competition Commission, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, the Fire Services Department, the Immigration Department and the Marine Department, launched a code-named “Pine Tower” on Hong Kong Island in the early hours of today (27th).

A large-scale joint operation was launched to combat triad activities, illegal immigrants and illegal labour activities. During the operation, officers inspected 32 fish wholesalers in a fish market in Aberdeen, and intercepted 552 people. During the operation, it was also discovered that a fish wholesaler was issued a warning by the relevant department for violating the terms of the lease. Combating triad activities has always been one of the Commissioner of Police’s top operational objectives. The Police will continue to conduct intelligence-led operations and collaborate with relevant departments and stakeholders to collect intelligence to combat triads and their sources of income.