Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine and crack cocaine (with photo)

23 Apr 2020

​Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 22) seized about 1 kilogram of suspected cocaine and about 225 grams of suspected crack cocaine with a total estimated market value of about $1.4 million in Yuen Long.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Yuen Long yesterday evening, Customs officers intercepted a 28-year-old man and found about 225g of suspected crack cocaine inside his shoulder bag and trouser pocket. The man was then arrested.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers escorted the arrested man to a residential premises nearby where about 1kg of suspected cocaine as well as a batch of drug manufacturing and packaging paraphernalia were 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/Thursday, April 23, 2020

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