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Hong Kong Customs smashes drug manufacturing centre | HK Customs

  • Hong Kong Customs smashed a drug manufacturing centre, arrested a man, and seized a batch of suspected dangerous drugs with an estimated market value of about $2.9 million.

  • The batch included about 2.8 kilograms of suspected ketamine, about 800 grams of suspected cocaine, about 350g of suspected crack cocaine, and about 5g of suspected cannabis buds.

  • During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in To Kwa Wan, Customs officers intercepted a 20-year-old man and found about 22g of suspected crack cocaine inside his rucksack. The man was subsequently arrested.

  • Customs officers then escorted the arrested man to a residential premise nearby for a search and found that the premise was used as a drug manufacturing centre.

  • About 2.8kg of suspected ketamine, about 800g of suspected cocaine, about 300g of suspected crack cocaine, and a batch of drug manufacturing and packaging paraphernalia were further seized.

  • Customs officers further searched the arrested man’s home in Kwun Tong and seized about 25g of suspected crack cocaine and about 5g of suspected cannabis buds inside the unit.

  • An 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 crimereport@customs.gov.hk.


Source: HK Customs

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