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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected crack cocaine worth about $1.7 million (with photo)

14 April 2022


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 13) seized about 1.1 kilograms of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.7 million in Tsuen Wan. A man was arrested.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in Tsuen Wan yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a 19-year-old man and found about 500 grams of suspected crack cocaine inside a paper bag carried by him. The man was subsequently arrested. Customs officers later escorted the man to a residential premises nearby for a search and further seized 600g of suspected crack cocaine therein.

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).

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 13) seized about 1.1 kilograms of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.7 million in Tsuen Wan. Photo shows the suspected crack cocaine seized. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 13) seized about 1.1 kilograms of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.7 million in Tsuen Wan. Photo shows the suspected crack cocaine seized.

 

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