Hong Kong, November 25 (Xinhua)-Hong Kong Customs seized about 145 kg of suspicious cocaine and about 20 kg of suspicious methamphetamine. The estimated market value totals about HK $ 164 million (about US $ 21 million). Recently a local airport.
Through a risk assessment, on November 18, customs officers inspected air freight at Hong Kong International Airport, which was declared to carry an electric transformer, arrived from Guatemala on its way to Australia via Hong Kong.
A suspicious batch of cocaine with an estimated market value of HK $ 147.5 million was found hidden in a fake compartment of a large transformer, according to a press release by the Hong Kong SAR government on Thursday.
Following follow-up, customs officers arrested a 34-year-old man and a 43-year-old man suspected of being involved in the incident at the airport and Kwai Chung on the same day, respectively.
On November 19, customs officers inspected the cargo of air cargo declared to carry a traveling tester and arrived in Australia from Mexico via Hong Kong.
A suspected batch of methamphetamine with an estimated market value of HK $ 16.5 million was found hidden in a fake compartment of metal equipment. After a follow-up, customs officers arrested a 51-year-old man suspected of being associated with the incident in Tsuen Wan on 22 November.
The above two investigations are underway.
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, dangerous drug trafficking is a serious crime in Hong Kong. The maximum fines for convictions are HK $ 5 million and life imprisonment (US $ 1 is equivalent to HK $ 7.80).
Hong Kong Customs seizes suspicion of cocaine, stimulants worth US $ 21 million
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