31st May 2023 – (Hong Kong) Police carried out an anti-narcotics operation in the Mong Kok district, targeting a drug trafficking group that was active in the area. During the operation, a significant amount of drug-making equipment was found in a unit on Reclaimation Street, including a heavy-duty hydraulic press used to compress drugs into brick form, electronic scales, bag sealing machines, and resealable bags. The authorities also confiscated approximately 2.46 kilograms of suspected cocaine, 700 grams of suspected heroin, 50 grams of suspected crystal meth, 780 grams of suspected marijuana, 15 suspected cannabis oil cartridges, and approximately 1 kilogram of suspected ecstasy pills, with a total street value of around HK$3.8 million.
Following investigations, police officers arrested two men, aged 37 and of Indian and Pakistani nationality respectively, on suspicion of “drug manufacturing” and “drug trafficking”. Both men are believed to be key members of the drug trafficking group and hold “recognizance papers” permits to stay in Hong Kong. The operation successfully dismantled a drug manufacturing and trafficking group that had been active in the West Kowloon area, cutting off a drug supply source in the area. The arrested men are currently being held for further investigation, and more arrests are not being ruled out.