Tuesday, August 8, 2017

"Hong Kong district councillor among 299 arrested after officer’s [11-month] undercover triad investigation"

“The four men were identified after an undercover agent was deployed to infiltrate the triad society to gather evidence,” a police source said.

Superintendent Li Kwai-wah of the New Territories North regional crime unit praised the efforts of the undercover policeman, and marked the toll it had taken on him.

“The officer lost about 30 pounds in weight during the 11-month undercover operation,” he said.

But he refused to reveal further details of the agent, for the agent’s safety.

It was understood the society usually held meetings at a Yuen Long sauna, which the four main suspects regularly attended.

The 129 men and 170 women, aged from 14 to 70, were arrested when about 500 officers began raiding locations mainly in the New Territories from Monday evening.

During the operation, code-named “Supertale,”