1st June 2023 – (Hong Kong) On 29th May, Hong Kong Customs intercepted around 1 kilogram of suspected heroin valued at approximately $790,000 at Hong Kong International Airport. The contraband was discovered during a routine inspection of a shipment of air cargo from Thailand that was declared as garments.
Customs officers detected a plastic ornament in one of the boxes, and upon further inspection, discovered a batch of suspected heroin hidden inside the base of the ornament. Following an investigation, Customs officers conducted a controlled delivery operation on June 1, resulting in the arrest of a 49-year-old man in Hung Hom who is believed to be connected to the case.
The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are working to determine the source of the heroin and any potential links to drug trafficking organisations. This seizure demonstrates Hong Kong Customs’ commitment to combating drug trafficking and keeping illicit drugs off the streets.