Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine worth HK$3.3 million, 20-year-old man arrested

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26th May 2023 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs officials have seized approximately 3 kilograms of suspected cocaine and 26 grams of suspected crack cocaine, with an estimated market value of HK$3.3 million, in Tai Koo on 23rd May. A 20-year-old man suspected to be connected with the case was arrested on 25th May.

The seizure was made during an anti-narcotics operation conducted in the vicinity of Tai Koo on 23rd May, when Customs officials searched a residential premises and discovered the batch of suspected drugs. Following a follow-up investigation, the man was intercepted by Customs officials as he attempted to enter the premises on May 25 and was immediately arrested.

The man has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts on 27th May.

Trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence under Hong Kong’s Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, with a maximum penalty of a $5 million fine and life imprisonment upon conviction. The authorities have reiterated their commitment to cracking down on drug trafficking and other related offences, and have called on the public to report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities.