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

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9th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs detected two dangerous drugs cases in Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong on 22nd July and yesterday 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.
 
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.

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