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Hong Kong Customs makes record seizure of cocaine in town (with photo)

4 April 2019


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 3) seized about 91 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $100 million in Sha Tin. This is a record quantity for a seizure of suspected cocaine by Customs in town.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Sha Tin yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a man and found about 4 kilograms of suspected cocaine inside his rucksack. The 41-year-old man was then arrested.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers escorted the arrested man to a residential premises nearby, where about 87kg of suspected cocaine as well as a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were further seized.

Customs believes a suspected dangerous drugs storage centre has been smashed.

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).

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 3) seized about 91 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $100 million in Sha Tin. This is a record quantity for a seizure of suspected cocaine by Customs in town. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 3) seized about 91 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $100 million in Sha Tin. This is a record quantity for a seizure of suspected cocaine by Customs in town.

 

Ends/Thursday, April 4, 2019

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