Customs seizes suspected cocaine in Cheung Sha Wan (with photos)

28 Jun 2014

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 27) conducted an anti-narcotics operation in Cheung Sha Wan with the seizure of about 1.6 kilogrammes of suspected cocaine and 0.7 kilogramme of suspected crack cocaine, with a total market value of about $2.4 million. A 29-year-old man was arrested and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were also seized.

Officers of Customs Drug Investigation Bureau yesterday intercepted a suspicious man in Cheung Sha Wan, and found on him about 1.56 kilogrammes of cocaine and 0.5 kilogramme of suspected crack cocaine. The officers later escorted the suspect to his domestic unit nearby and seized about 40 grammes of suspected cocaine, 200 grammes of suspected crack cocaine and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia.

The man who claimed as unemployed was arrested for drug trafficking. The case is still under investigation.

Under Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

Ends/Saturday, June 28, 2014

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