Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 19) seized about 500 grams of suspected cocaine and about 650g of suspected crack cocaine in Kwun Tong and Hung Hom respectively with a total estimated market value of about $1.3 million.
During an anti-narcotics operation in Kwun Tong yesterday evening, Customs officers intercepted a man and found about 500g of suspected cocaine as well as a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia inside luggage carried by him. The 23-year-old man was then arrested.
After follow-up investigation, Customs officers intercepted a man at the lobby of a residential building in Hung Hom and found about 650g of suspected crack cocaine inside a plastic bag carried by him. Customs officers then arrested the 27-year-old man. A 21-year-old man suspected to be involved in the case was further arrested in a residential unit in the same building.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ends/Thursday, September 20, 2018