Drug attenuating and distribution centre in Sham Shui Po neutralised

11 May 2005

Customs Drug Investigation Bureau officers yesterday (May 10) neutralised an attenuating and distribution centre of dangerous drugs in Sham Shui Po. They arrested a 27-year-old man and seized about 300 grams of cocaine and heroin with retail value of about $250,000.

In an anti-narcotics operation in Sham Shui Po yesterday, Customs officers intercepted a 27-year-old man at 7pm, and found from him 30 grams of suspected cocaine.

In subsequent investigations, the officers found on a residential premises on Fuk Wa Street 240 grams of cocaine and 30 grams of heroin, and a batch of attenuating and packaging equipment.

The man has been charged with trafficking in and manufacturing of dangerous drugs. He will face trial at Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (May 12).

A spokesman for the Customs and Excise Department said today (May 11) the Department believed that the dangerous drugs seized were intended for supply to street level traffickers in Kowloon West.

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking or manufacturing is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

Ends/Wednesday, May 11, 2005

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