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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine worth about $16 million (with photo)

7 October 2021


​Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 6) seized about 14 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $16 million in Tseung Kwan O. A man and two women were arrested.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in Tseung Kwan O yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a 24-year-old woman and then escorted her to the residential premises she resides in for a search.

Customs officers seized about 14kg of suspected cocaine in the premises and therefore arrested the 24-year-old woman. A 21-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman present in the premises were also arrested.

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 (October 6) seized about 14 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $16 million in Tseung Kwan O. A man and two women were arrested. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 6) seized about 14 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $16 million in Tseung Kwan O. A man and two women were arrested. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized.

 

Ends/Thursday, October 7, 2021

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