Police National Security Department today conducted a search operation at a media company in Tseung Kwan O with a warrant and arrested five company directors who are suspected of contravening the National Security Law.
Police said the warrant was issued under Article 43(1) of the National Security Law and Schedule 1 of the Implementation Rules, covering the power of searching and seizure of journalistic materials.
The search operation aimed to gather evidence for a case of suspected contravention of the National Security Law, the force added.
The four men and one woman arrested, aged 47 to 63, are suspected of collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security, contravening Article 29 of the National Security Law. They are detained for investigation.
Police also conducted searches at the arrestees’ residences.