Hong Kong Customs smashes suspected dangerous drugs storage centre (with photo)

1 Jul 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 30) seized about 79 kilograms of suspected cocaine and 1 kilogram of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $80 million in Tuen Mun. This is a record high suspected cocaine seizure by Hong Kong Customs in the past five years.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Tuen Mun yesterday morning, Customs officers intercepted a man and found the batch of suspected dangerous drugs inside his residence. The 52-year-old man was then arrested.

Investigation is ongoing. Customs has been taking vigorous enforcement action to prevent and combat drug trafficking activities. Customs appeals to members of the public, especially young people, not to defy the law.

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 (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Sunday, July 1, 2018

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