Thai arrested at Hong Kong music festival Bangkok Post Learning

Officers escort one of the suspects to a police car outside the S20 Hong Kong Songkran Music Festival at Central Harbourfront. (Photo: South China Morning Post)

On Monday, police said a 34-year-old Thai woman and a 33-year-old local man were arrested at a Hong Kong music festival over the weekend on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs and drug-taking equipment.

The pair were acting suspiciously during the S20 Songkran music festival, which took place at Central Harbourfront on Saturday and Sunday.

Police said officers found small amounts of suspected heroin and cocaine, as well as equipment or items that could have been used to smoke drugs.

Police estimated the street value of the drugs to be around HKD 2,400 (11,300 baht).

No further details were available.

A police spokesman said: “They were arrested during a two-day performance at this location over the weekend. However, there is no information whether they knew each other.”

As of Monday afternoon, both suspects were still in custody for questioning.

The S20 Songkran music festival was held for the first time in Hong Kong this year and was listed as a mega event on the government website.

The two-day event combined elements of the Thai Songkran water festival with performances by international artists.

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