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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs (with photos)

4 October 2017


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 3) seized a total of about 1.4 kilograms of suspected crack cocaine, a small amount of suspected cannabis buds and suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $1.8 million in Kam Tin.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Kam Tin mounted yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted two men and found about 1.2kg of suspected crack cocaine on them. Some 200 grams of suspected crack cocaine, a small amount of suspected cannabis buds and suspected ketamine, as well as a batch of drug manufacturing and packaging paraphernalia, were seized in their residence. The two 28-year-old men were then arrested.

Earlier Customs officers examined two air parcels from Uruguay and the United States at Hong Kong International Airport on September 28 and 29 and respectively uncovered about 250g of suspected cocaine and 1.2kg of suspected cannabis buds, each with an estimated market value of about $250,000. After investigation, Customs officers arrested three men, aged 39 to 49, in suspected connection to the cases in Tsim Sha Tsui and Fo Tan yesterday and today (October 4).

Investigations into the three cases are 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 (October 3) seized about 1.4 kilograms of suspected crack cocaine, a small amount of suspected cannabis buds and suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $1.8 million at Kam Tin. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 3) seized about 1.4 kilograms of suspected crack cocaine, a small amount of suspected cannabis buds and suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $1.8 million at Kam Tin.

Hong Kong Customs seized about 250 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $250,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on September 28. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs seized about 250 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $250,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on September 28.

Hong Kong Customs seized about 1.2 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $250,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on September 29. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs seized about 1.2 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $250,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on September 29.

 

Ends/Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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