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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine and suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

18 April 2017


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 17) seized about 2.3 kilograms of suspected cocaine, about 80 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a small quantity of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.45 million in Kwai Chung.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Kwai Chung yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a man and found about 2.3kg of suspected cocaine inside a bag carried by him. The man, aged 47, was arrested. After investigation, Customs officers escorted the arrested person to a residential premises nearby where about 80g of suspected methamphetamine, a small quantity of suspected crack cocaine, a batch of drug-inhaling apparatus as well as drug manufacturing and packaging paraphernalia were seized. A woman, aged 28, was arrested inside the premises.

The arrested man and woman claimed to be unemployed and a sales representative respectively. Investigation is ongoing.

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $5 million and life imprisonment.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 17) seized about 2.3 kilograms of suspected cocaine, about 80 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a small quantity of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.45 million in Kwai Chung. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 17) seized about 2.3 kilograms of suspected cocaine, about 80 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a small quantity of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.45 million in Kwai Chung.

 

Ends/Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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