Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs (with photo)

20 Sep 2018

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 (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Thursday, September 20, 2018

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