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Hong Kong Customs makes record cocaine seizure in town (with photos)
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     Hong Kong Customs seized a total of about 250 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $240 million in To Kwa Wan, Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui on April 25. This is a record in-town seizure of suspected cocaine by the Hong Kong Customs.
      
     During an anti-narcotics operation in To Kwa Wan in the evening on April 25, Customs officers intercepted a man and found about 52 kilograms of suspected cocaine inside his rucksack and suitcase. The 24-year-old man was then arrested.
      
     After follow-up investigation, Customs officers escorted the arrested man to a residential premises nearby and a hotel room in Yau Ma Tei, where about 49 kilograms and 119 kilograms of suspected cocaine were further seized respectively.
      
     Customs officers also arrested another 44-year-old man suspected to be connected with the case in Tsim Sha Tsui. He was escorted to a residential unit nearby where about 30 kilograms of suspected cocaine were seized.
      
     Investigation is ongoing.
      
     Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $5 million and life imprisonment.
      
     Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or dedicated crime-reporting email account ([email protected]).
    
 
Ends/Saturday, April 27, 2019
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Hong Kong Customs seized in total about 250 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $240 million in To Kwa Wan, Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui on April 25. This is a record quantity for a seizure of suspected cocaine by Customs in town.
Hong Kong Customs seized in total about 250 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $240 million in To Kwa Wan, Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui on April 25. This is a record quantity for a seizure of suspected cocaine by Customs in town.