6 arrested in HK for trafficking HK$40m worth of meth and cocaine, meth packed in ‘Indomie’ instant noodles

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17th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) After intelligence analysis and in-depth investigation, police launched an operation earlier, arresting 3 men and 3 women on suspicion of “drug trafficking”, including South Asians. During the operation, the police seized suspected meth and cocaine worth more than HK$40m.

At about 3pm on 15th August, officers were dispatched to a vacant lot near Tung Wui Road in Kam Tin, Yuen Long. They found that three men and three women were transporting goods out of a container, so they stopped and checked. Officers found 40kg of suspected cocaine and 1kg of suspected “meth” in 4 of the 1,323 boxes of Indomie instant noodles in the container. After investigation, the police arrested the three Sri Lankan men and three Indonesian women (aged 35 to 64) on suspicion of “drug trafficking”. 2 of them were charged with one count of “trafficking dangerous drugs” each the case will appear in Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts this afternoon.

In addition, officers also searched a refrigerated container on Wing Kei Road, Kwai Chung on the same afternoon, and found 11 bricks of cocaine weighing 11 kilograms in the refrigerated device of the container. Many were arrested. It is reported that the total value of the drugs seized in the two operations is about HK$43 million, and the containers involved came to Hong Kong from Malaysia and Brazil respectively.

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