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Anti-triad operation netted 91 persons
Updated: 2005-04-11 17:20

Hong Kong Police arrested a total of 91 persons, comprising 47 men and 44 women, in a three-day anti-triad operation concluded Saturday night.

The operation was mounted from April 7 to 9 with an aim to curb the sources of income and activities of triad gangs in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long, according to a government release.

Police officers from Crime Headquarters of New Territories North Region, Tuen Mun and Yuen Long Districts, together with officers from the Customs and Excise Department and Immigration Department, raided 76 black spots in the districts where illegal activities such as sale of illicit oil, contraband cigarettes and pirated optical discs took place.

During the three-day operation, police arrested 47 men and 44 women aged from 16 to 58 for conspiracy to trafficking in dangerous drugs, operating a gambling establishment, illegal gambling, breach of conditions of stay, soliciting for immoral purpose, criminal damage, assault and offenses under Dutiable Commodities Ordinance and Copyright Ordinance.

A total of 7,000 liters of illicit oil, 14 900 numbers of obscene optical discs and game discs, a small quantity of suspected dangerous drugs, some cash and gambling chips were seized during the operation. The total value of the seizures is estimated at about 425,000 HK dollars (54,487 US dollars).

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