Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected liquid cocaine worth about $1.6 million (with photo)

28 Oct 2023

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 27) seized about 1.5 kilograms of suspected liquid cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.6 million in Sham Shui Po. A man was arrested.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in Sham Shui Po yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a man and found the batch of suspected liquid cocaine from a red wine bottle inside his rucksack. The 22-year-old man was subsequently arrested.

An 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) or online form (eform.cefs.gov.hk/form/ced002).

Ends/Saturday, October 28, 2023

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