Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine worth about $26 million (with photo)

25 Feb 2022

Hong Kong Customs today (February 25) seized about 24 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $26 million in Shau Kei Wan. A man was arrested.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in Shau Kei Wan this afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a man and found the batch of suspected cocaine inside an insulated food bag and two recycle bags carried by the man. The 25-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).

Ends/Friday, February 25, 2022

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