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

31 January 2018


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 30) seized about 1 kilogram of suspected crack cocaine and 50 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.4 million in Tai Po.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Tai Po last night, Customs officers intercepted two men and found about 1kg of suspected crack cocaine inside a plastic bag carried by one of them. They were then arrested.

After investigation, Customs officers further arrested two men and one woman suspected to be in connection with the case at a housing estate nearby. The arrested persons were escorted to a residential premises of the housing estate where about 50g of suspected cocaine as well as a batch of drug manufacturing and packaging paraphernalia were further seized.

The arrested persons are aged between 18 and 21. 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 (January 30) seized about 1 kilogram of suspected crack cocaine (left and centre) and 50 grams of suspected cocaine (right) with an estimated market value of about $1.4 million in Tai Po. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 30) seized about 1 kilogram of suspected crack cocaine (left and centre) and 50 grams of suspected cocaine (right) with an estimated market value of about $1.4 million in Tai Po.

 

Ends/Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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