Hong Kong Customs yesterday (February 27) seized about 1 kilogram of suspected crack cocaine and about 1 000 tablets of suspected ecstasy with a total estimated market value of about $1.45 million in Cheung Sha Wan and Yuen Long.
During an anti-narcotics operation in Cheung Sha Wan yesterday evening, Customs officers intercepted a man and found a small quantity of suspected crack cocaine inside his shoulder bag. The 19-year-old man was then arrested.
After follow-up investigation, Customs officers escorted the arrested man to a residential premises nearby where about 1 kilogram of suspected crack cocaine, about 1 000 tablets of suspected ecstasy, as well as a batch of drug manufacturing and packaging paraphernalia were further seized. Customs officers also seized a small quantity of suspected crack cocaine and suspected ecstasy tablets in his residence in Yuen Long.
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.
Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to the Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ends/Thursday, February 28, 2019