Hong Kong Customs seizes 264kg of suspected liquid methamphetamine disguised as chilli sauce, valued at HK$140m

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18th June 2024 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs, in a successful operation on 29th May, confiscated approximately 264 kilograms of suspected liquid methamphetamine with an estimated market value of around $140 million in Fanling.

Based on a comprehensive risk assessment, Customs officers conducted a search of a warehouse in Fanling. Within the premises, they discovered 22 out of 60 boxes of chilli sauce that were ingeniously concealing a total of 264 bottles containing suspected liquid methamphetamine. The drugs had been cleverly disguised to mimic chilli sauce packaging, with each bottle weighing approximately 1 kilogram. The total weight of the seizure amounted to 264 kilograms, highlighting the magnitude of the illicit drug haul. Additionally, a quantity of suspected chemicals and drug-related paraphernalia was also confiscated at the scene.

Following their swift operation, law enforcement authorities apprehended two individuals connected to the case. The suspects, a 50-year-old man and a 29-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the drug trafficking operation.