Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 19) seized about 500 grams of suspected crack cocaine and about 250 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $900,000 in Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay.
During an anti-narcotics operation in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday evening, Customs officers intercepted a man and found about 250 grams of suspected crack cocaine inside a plastic bag carried by him. The 27-year-old man was then arrested.
After follow-up investigation, the arrested man was escorted to a residential premises in Causeway Bay where about 250g of suspected crack cocaine, about 250g of suspected 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 the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ends/Friday, July 20, 2018