HK Customs seize about $7 million worth of drug and manufacturing equipment (with photos)

25 Aug 2010

Hong Kong Customs Drug Investigation Bureau yesterday (August 24) smashed a drug manufacturing centre and two drug storage centres. A total of about 760 grammes of crack cocaine, 6.7 kilogrammes of cocaine, 180 grammes of heroin and a batch of drug manufacturing equipment, worth about $7.6 million, were seized, and a man was arrested.

Officers of the Customs Drug Investigation Bureau conducted an anti-narcotics operation yesterday afternoon in Jordan, Kowloon. During the operation, a man was arrested and found with a small quantity of crack cocaine. The officers later took the male to three nearby residential premises for further action. At one of the premises, the officers seized 2.7 kilogrammes of cocaine, 700 grammes of crack cocaine and a batch of drug manufacturing equipment. Another 4 kilogrammes of cocaine, 45 grammes of crack cocaine and 180 grammes of heroin were seized in other two premises.

The arrested man, aged 61, will be charged with manufacturing a dangerous drug and trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at Kowloon City Magistrates Court tomorrow (August 26).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, manufacturing and trafficking of dangerous drugs are serious offences. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

Ends/Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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