Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs (with photo)

20 Jul 2018

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 (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Friday, July 20, 2018

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