Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 10) seized about 700 grams of suspected cocaine in Western district and arrested two men. The market value of the drug was about $740,000.
During an anti-narcotics operation in Western district yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a man and found about 700g of suspected cocaine concealed inside a mixing console contained in an express parcel carried by him. The 42-year-old man was then arrested.
Upon follow-up investigation, a 43-year-old man was also arrested in Sham Shui Po. A small amount of suspected cocaine and a set of packaging paraphernalia were seized in his residence.
Both arrested men claimed to be unemployed. The case is still under investigation.
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, August 11, 2016