Police arrest 298 in anti-triad operation after rivalry gangs car chase

Local | 14 Sep 2021 3:24 pm

Almost one-tenth of the police force were mobilized in a four-day anti-triad operation where 298 were arrested, after a gang car chase last Thursday ended with a vehicle ramming into the gate of Kwai Chung Police Station. 

The operation, codenamed Levington, was led by Police Commissioner Raymond Siu Chak-yee himself. Over 2,800 officers raided gambling dens and clubs allegedly controlled by the 14K and the Sun Yee On in the Yau Tsim Mong area. They also busted a drug den and 13 illegal premises from last Thursday to this Sunday.

Siu appeared in Tsim Sha Tsui last Friday night to inspect several premises the officers raided. 

As of this Sunday, a total of 193 men and 105 women, aged from 15 to 84 were arrested. They were arrested for different offenses including wounding with intent, acting as a triad member, trafficking dangerous drugs, operating gambling premises, theft and illegal immigration.

Three vehicles drove by 14K members and one by Sun Yee On group roared through the streets in a car chase last Thursday. The Sun Yee On driver, suspectedly outnumbered at that time, rammed into the gate of Kwai Chung Police Station, asking for the police's help.

Officers at the police station arrested 12 after the chase. Among the arrestees five were charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, dangerous driving, criminal damage and belonging to a triad society. They were freed on bail after appearing in Sha Tin Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

The other seven were released on police bail and must report back to police next month.


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