Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine and crack cocaine (with photo)

10 Dec 2019

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 9) seized about 1.8 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine and about 40 grams of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.3 million in Cheung Sha Wan.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Cheung Sha Wan yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a man and found a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine inside his shoulder bag. The 52-year-old man was then arrested.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers escorted the arrested man to a factory unit nearby where about 1.8kg of suspected methamphetamine, about 40g of suspected crack cocaine and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were further seized.

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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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