Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs worth about $3.3 million (with photo)

26 May 2023

Hong Kong Customs seized about 3 kilograms of suspected cocaine and about 26 grams of suspected crack cocaine with a total estimated market value of about $3.3 million in Tai Koo on May 23. A 20-year-old man suspected to be connected with the case was arrested on May 25.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in the vicinity of Tai Koo on May 23, Customs searched a residential premises. Upon inspection, the batch of suspected cocaine and suspected crack cocaine was seized inside the premises. After a follow-up investigation, Customs officers intercepted a man who was entering the premises on May 25 and arrested him immediately.

The arrested man was laid with a holding charge with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at the Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (May 27).

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/Friday, May 26, 2023

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