Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs (with photo)

19 Dec 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 18) seized about 1.1 kilograms of suspected cocaine and a small quantity of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.2 million in Mong Kok.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Mong Kok yesterday evening, Customs officers intercepted a woman and found about 100 grams of suspected cocaine and a batch of drug manufacturing and packaging paraphernalia inside a suitcase carried by her. A small quantity of suspected crack cocaine was also found in her bag. The 21-year-old woman was then arrested.

After follow-up investigation, the arrested woman was escorted to a hotel room nearby where about 1kg of suspected cocaine was 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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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