Police raid Yau Tong industrial units, seize HK$12 million in drugs and arrest 25-year-old man

Senior Inspector Fung Pak-hei.

21st April 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Police’s Anti-Triad Unit from the East Kowloon region executed a major operation, resulting in the seizure of narcotics worth over HK$12 million. The raid targeted two industrial units in Yau Tong, which were being used as a base for drug production and distribution.

During the operation conducted on the 19th and 20th of April, law enforcement officers discovered approximately 12 kilograms of heroin, 8 kilograms of cannabis buds, and 270 cannabis vape pens. Additionally, they seized around 500 millilitres of cannabis oil, along with cannabis cookies, psychedelic mushrooms, and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) blotters. Equipment used for the manufacturing and packaging of these drugs was also found on the premises.

A 25-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of ‘manufacturing dangerous drugs’ and ‘trafficking dangerous drugs’. He is temporarily charged with trafficking and is expected to appear in Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow.

Senior Inspector Fung Pak-hei, who led the operation, detailed that prior investigations had identified the industrial units as a logistics hub for a drug trafficking syndicate supplying the local market. “This successful operation likely severed a crucial supply chain for the syndicate. The suspect is currently under police custody, and ongoing investigations might lead to further arrests,” he stated.

The police reiterate that both manufacturing and trafficking of dangerous drugs are serious offences under Hong Kong’s Cap 134 ‘Dangerous Drugs Ordinance’, carrying a potential life sentence and a fine of up to HK$5 million.