Man charged by ICAC admits managing drug divan


A man who was charged by the ICAC admitted at the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts today (June 24) that he had managed a divan where heroin and “ice” were sold to drug users. The illegal activities were revealed in the course of a corruption investigation.

Tsoi Ko-ming, 58, pleaded guilty to one count of managing a divan, contrary to Section 35(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.

Principal Magistrate Ms Bina Chainrai adjourned the case to July 8 for mitigation and sentence. The defendant was remanded in custody of the Correctional Services Department, pending a Drug Addiction Treatment Centre report.

The defendant admitted that between March and April 2018, he had managed a divan in Kwun Tong where dangerous drugs, namely heroin and “ice”, were sold to be smoked, inhaled, ingested or injected in the divan.

The ICAC investigation arose from a corruption complaint. Upon legal advice sought from the Department of Justice, the above charge was laid against the defendant. The relevant corruption investigation is continuing.

The prosecution was today represented by ICAC officer Tim Leung.
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