Hong Kong police raided more than 7,500 locations including strip clubs, gambling establishments and residential apartments in a massive crack down on drug trafficking, illegal gambling and lending, and prostitution. 1,025 Mainland women were arrested in for prostitution, according to the South China Morning Post.
4,343 were arrested in the raid, including 1,117 Mainland Chinese. Police seized large quantities of drugs in the operation including 15 kilograms of cocaine, 17 kilograms of heroin, 20 kilograms of methamphetamine, 49 kilograms of marijuana, and 115 kilograms of ketamine worth 67 million Yuan.
Police also seized over 220,000 Yuan worth of illegal pornography (certain types of porn, including hardcore porn are illegal in Hong Kong), 290,000 Yuan worth of cigarettes, and 3.11 million Yuan in cash.
Large quantities of weapons were also found in the raid including knives and imitation firearms.
The officer in charge of the raid said, “The police conduced five covert operations in West Kowloon, East Kowloon, the Northern New Territories, the Southern New Territories, and other areas.”
The operation began on June 15 and ended September 18. The purpose of the raid was to combat illegal activities of triad societies, organized gangs, and cross-border crimes.
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The operation began on June 15 and ENDED September 18. So, there is a hiatus starting after three months of regular police work? Somebody paid off the right CCP officials. Now police efforts will be more focused on checking foreigners' papers, and making sure regular families can only take 1 box of baby formula back to the Mainland. Servicing the real richpeople's problems, not wasting time on regular people's problems with rampant prostitution and triades.
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