Suspected cocaine parcel valued at HK$1.1 million found at Pui O Beach

Pui O Beach

20th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) Today, law enforcement authorities received a report from a hiker around 5pm regarding a suspicious package discovered at Pui O Beach, located on Chi Ma Wan Road in Lantau Island. The package, measuring approximately 20 by 30 centimetres, was found to contain a powdered substance believed to be drugs. Upon arrival at the scene, officials conducted a preliminary examination and suspected the substance to be cocaine, weighing around 1,000 grams with an estimated street value of HK$1.1 million. The suspected cocaine was seized for further analysis, and no arrests have been made at this time. This marks the third incident of drug discovery at a beach this month.

In another recent incident, on the morning of the 9th, a swimmer at Lido Beach in Tsuen Wan discovered a green plastic drum approximately 10 meters offshore. Inside the drum were eight brick-shaped packages, one of which had been damaged, revealing a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine. The total weight of the suspected cocaine was approximately 8 kilograms, with a street value of around HK$8 million.

Furthermore, on the 4th, authorities uncovered a package containing 19 kilograms of cocaine, valued at approximately HK$19 million, at Chung Hom Kok Beach in Stanley. Investigators have not ruled out the possibility that drug traffickers may have tied the cocaine packages to buoys and thrown them into the sea, later providing the location to the intended recipients. However, some of the packages may have drifted ashore due to water currents.