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Hong Kong Customs detects two dangerous drugs cases and seizes suspected cocaine worth about $6.4 million (with photos)

9 August 2022


Hong Kong Customs detected two dangerous drugs cases in Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong on July 22 and yesterday (August 8) and seized a total of about 7 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $6.4 million. A man was arrested.

Customs officers on July 22 inspected an air express parcel destined for Australia, declared as carrying snack plate sets, at a logistics centre in Tsuen Wan. About 3kg of suspected cocaine, with an estimated market value of about $2.7 million, were found concealed inside the packaging boxes of the sets.

After a follow-up investigation, Customs officers conducted an anti-narcotics operation in Kwun Tong yesterday afternoon and intercepted an 18-year-old man. About 4kg of suspected cocaine, with an estimated market value of about $3.7 million, was found concealed inside the false compartment of a plastic box carried by him. The man was then arrested.

The arrested man has been laid a holding charge with two counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at the Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (August 10).

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 detected two dangerous drugs cases in Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong on July 22 and yesterday (August 8) and seized a total of about 7 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $6.4 million. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized by Customs officers in Tsuen Wan, weighing about 3kg. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs detected two dangerous drugs cases in Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong on July 22 and yesterday (August 8) and seized a total of about 7 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $6.4 million. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized by Customs officers in Tsuen Wan, weighing about 3kg.

Hong Kong Customs detected two dangerous drugs cases in Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong on July 22 and yesterday (August 8) and seized a total of about 7 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $6.4 million. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized by Customs officers in Kwun Tong, weighing about 4kg. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs detected two dangerous drugs cases in Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong on July 22 and yesterday (August 8) and seized a total of about 7 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $6.4 million. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized by Customs officers in Kwun Tong, weighing about 4kg.

 

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