The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) arrested three police officers on January 19 and 20 for colluding with a drug dealer to frame a man for possession of drugs.

Photo: HKFP remix.

The ICAC made the arrests after investigating clips uploaded to YouTube on November 2 last year, according to Apple Daily.

The video, split into ten parts, was claimed to show police officers and a drug dealer colluding to frame another man for drug possession.

At one point, one said: “I can get into his house and use some excuse to get him to touch the bag” – the bag contained drugs.

Throughout the clip the other man assured the dealer that he would not be on his case for the week, and that the dealer could do whatever he wanted with his remaining narcotics. The video was filmed by one of the men sitting in the back seat of the vehicle.

Screen capture: HKFP

The ICAC has also arrested the fourth man in connection with the case, according to Ming Pao.

According to local media, the three police officers were part of the Tuen Mun Regional Special Duties squad, and were transferred to other departments following the leak last year.

The ICAC has said that, according to their policy, they will not comment on individual cases. The police were also contacted but they did not have any comment regarding the case.

Chantal Yuen

Chantal Yuen is a Hong Kong journalist interested in issues dealing with religion and immigration. She majored in German and minored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University.