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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine and crack cocaine (with photo)
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     Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 9) seized about 1.8 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine and about 40 grams of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.3 million in Cheung Sha Wan.

     During an anti-narcotics operation in Cheung Sha Wan yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a man and found a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine inside his shoulder bag. The 52-year-old man was then arrested.

     After follow-up investigation, Customs officers escorted the arrested man to a factory unit nearby where about 1.8kg of suspected methamphetamine, about 40g of suspected crack cocaine and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were further 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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account ([email protected]).
 
Ends/Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Issued at HKT 14:55
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Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 9) seized about 1.8 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine and about 40 grams of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.3 million in Cheung Sha Wan.