Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 5) seized about 111 grams of suspected crack cocaine in Tuen Mun and arrested a man. The total market value of the drugs was about $170,000.
During an anti-narcotic operation yesterday night, Customs officers intercepted a man in Tuen Mun and found about 13g of suspected crack cocaine in his possession. During a search of his reported premises, an additional 98g of suspected crack cocaine and drug packing paraphernalia were found.
The 50-year-old man, who claimed to be a driver, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (July 7).
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/Wednesday, July 6, 2016