Brazilian woman arrested at HK airport with HK$2.6m cocaine

Hong Kong Customs arrested a female passenger at the Hong Kong International Airport, seizing three kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about HK$2.6 million.

The arrested, 43, claimed she was a homemaker and arrived in Hong Kong for “traveling” from São Paulo, Brazil, via Doha, Qatar, during the arrest yesterday (November 25th).

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Customs seized HK$60 million ice drugs from Mexico

Customs busted a drug trafficking case by seizing over 100 kilograms of methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice,” imported from Mexico at Hong Kong International Airport.

Officers announced today that the drug trafficking case using precision instruments for drug storage was detached at the airport on October 24.

According to Alan Lam Chak-lun, Commander of the Customs Drug Investigation Bureau Airport Investigation Division, officers noticed a box reported to be an electromagnetic separator shipped from Mexico with suspicious images under X-ray examination.

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Traffickers changing how they bring in drugs

Police said on Saturday they noticed some drug traffickers changing their techniques for bringing narcotics into Hong Kong.

Officers made the remarks after seizing suspected cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine with a total street value of $80 million on Thursday and Friday, while arresting six men suspected of drug trafficking.

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Father and daughter arrested for HK$51 million drug trafficking in public housing

Hong Kong Police officers arrested a 43-year-old man and his daughter, 16, for trafficking 59.5 kilograms of cocaine worth around HK$51 million.

The two were arrested in a raid launched by police in a public housing unit in Kwai Chung on Sunday morning.

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Hong Kong makes biggest ever meth seizure – 1.8 tonnes, worth over HK$1 billion

Hong Kong has made its biggest ever seizure of methamphetamine after uncovering a shipment arriving from Mexico worth more than HK$1 billion (US$130 million), authorities said Saturday.

Customs officials found a record-breaking 1.8 tonnes of liquid meth hidden in cartons of coconut water en route for Australia.

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Malaysian man caught with HK$50m cocaine in Kowloon Bay

Hong Kong police arrested one Malaysian man and seized 49 kilograms of cocaine worth over HK$50 million in Kowloon Bay.

Police officers raided an industrial building in Kowloon Bay on October 11 after receiving a report about illicit dealings. They stopped and searched a 25-year-old man and seized one kilogram of cocaine from his backpack.

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Traveler arrested over $1.2m ingested cocaine pellets

Customs officers seized about 1.2 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about HK$1.2 million from a 43-year-old male traveler who swallowed the drugs.

The suspect arrived from Addis Ababa via Bangkok on Sunday and was intercepted by Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department officers at the airport after officers conducting risk assessment procedures noticed that his luggage was relatively small and that he had not booked a hotel room in advance.

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Hong Kong court sentences 3 to almost 30 years for making drugs

Hong Kong’s High Court has sentenced three people to almost 30 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine, including one who sent his 15-year-old daughter on a shopping trip for equipment.

Hongkonger Kent Lam, 58; Torres Gonzalez Marco Valerio, 35, from Mexico; and Enriquez Anna Mae Justimbaste, 41, from the Philippines appeared in front of Judge Esther Toh for sentencing on Friday. They were earlier convicted by a jury of conspiracy to manufacture dangerous drugs.

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Hong Kong Customs makes record seizure of methamphetamine

The Customs and Excise Department of Hong Kong (Hong Kong Customs) jointly mounted an anti-narcotics operation, codenamed “Yunzhan-duanliu”, with the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of the Guangdong Sub-Administration of the GACC, and the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of Shenzhen Customs in March. Hong Kong Customs seized about 700 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of $400 million in the operation at Hong Kong International Airport and a logistics warehouse. This is a record seizure of methamphetamine by Hong Kong Customs. Two men were arrested in the case.

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Two boys, 15 and 16, arrested in HK$1.3m Kwun Tong drug bust

Two boys aged 15 and 16 were among three arrested as police raided two warehouses in Kwun Tong district and seized drugs worth about HK$1.3 million.

After investigation, officers from the East Kowloon regional crime squad raided a drug warehouse at a Kwun Tong industrial building on Wednesday night, where they intercepted two teenage boys aged 15 and 16.

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Two teenagers arrested by customs in HK$110m drug bust

Two teenagers aged 14 and 15 were among three arrested by customs for trafficking cocaine worth about HK$110 million by using a large-scale electric transformer in February.

Hong Kong Customs detected a suspected drug trafficking case using a large-scale electric transformer last month and seized about 120 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $110 million.

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Man to appear in court after HK$20m drug bust

A 27-year-old man was arrested on Friday afternoon after a drug bust where police found some HK$20 million worth of drugs.

Officers from the Narcotics Bureau initiated the operation after intelligence analysis and investigation and intercepted the man surnamed Yiu, finding six kilograms of suspected “ice” drug methamphetamine in his possession.

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