Hong Kong Customs seizes HK$5.2 million worth of suspected drugs in major operations

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23rd May 2024 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs made significant drug seizures in two separate operations, highlighting their commitment to combating drug trafficking. On 18th April, at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point, approximately 5 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine were confiscated from an express parcel originating from the United States, falsely declared as books. Concealed within wooden book boxes, the drugs had an estimated market value of around $5.2 million.

Following a thorough investigation, law enforcement officers conducted a controlled delivery operation in Quarry Bay on 22nd May. This led to the arrest of a 30-year-old unemployed man believed to be associated with the case. At a nearby residence, additional seizures took place, including approximately 3.5 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine, about 300 grams of suspected heroin, and a quantity of suspected drug packaging materials.

The arrested individual now faces charges of attempting to traffic in a dangerous drug and trafficking in a dangerous drug. Tomorrow (May 24), he is scheduled to appear before the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts to face these charges.