Hong Kong Customs conducted a series of anti-narcotics operations between July 12 and July 22
Suspected dangerous drugs worth above $230 million in total were seized in various districts and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)
In the first case, Customs officers raided an industrial building premises in Fo Tan. About 72 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $85 million were seized from plastic bottles labeled as healthy food products
In the second case, officers at the HKIA inspected an air cargo consignment declared as avocado food oil arrived from Mexico on July 20. About 145 kilograms of suspected liquid methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $80 million were seized from 288 glass bottles, each carried around 500 grams of the suspected drugs
In the third case, Customs officers examined a seaborne consignment declared as snacks arriving from Thailand on July 22. Around 61 kilograms of suspected heroin, with an estimated market value of about $65 million, were found concealed in instant rice vermicelli seasoning packets.
Four men and one woman, aged between 31 and 60, were arrested during the operations