Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 29) seized about 6 kilograms of suspected cocaine and 1.8kg of suspected cannabis in Tuen Mun and Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point respectively. The total market value of the drugs was about $6.61 million.
During an anti-narcotics operation in Tuen Mun yesterday evening, Customs officers intercepted three men when they alighted from a private vehicle and found about 6kg of suspected cocaine concealed inside a suitcase in the boot of the vehicle. The three men, aged 31, 36 and 62, were arrested.
Customs officers later intercepted an incoming male passenger at Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point and found a total of about 1.8kg of suspected cannabis concealed in eight tea bags inside a paper bag he carried. The 26-year-old man was arrested.
The four arrested men were charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug. They will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts and Fanling Magistrates' Courts on July 2.
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Thursday, June 30, 2016