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 email@example.com.