The Customs and Excise Department said on Wednesday that officers will step up inspections for contraband, after reporting a substantial surge in drug trafficking cases last year.
Authorities said they seized around seven tonnes of drugs last year – a 70 percent jump from the year before.
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Two suspects allegedly set up 10 shell companies and opened 13 corporate accounts to handle HK$5.5 billion in criminal proceeds.
According to Australian police, Sydney-based syndicate acted as unregulated multinational bank.
Continue reading Hong Kong police arrest 633 for handling HK$7.8 billion in suspected criminal proceeds in month-long money-laundering crackdown
One man on suspicion of drug trafficking was arrested as Hong Kong Customs seized about 100 kg of methamphetamine with a market value of around HK$57 million.
Customs announced on Tuesday that officers found the drugs when inspecting an air cargo consignment arriving in Hong Kong from Canada at the airport on January 30.
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A 42-year-old man was arrested in a disguised household goods store in Tsuen Wan for drug trafficking on Saturday after police seized 130 kilograms of methamphetamine worth about HK$75 million.
The Mong Kok police earlier received reports that drug traffickers use the store as a disguise to set up a drug warehouse. An anti-drug operation was conducted on Saturday during which a suspicious man was found entering the store and over a hundred packets of suspected methamphetamine were packaged in tea bags.
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Customs seized about 760 grams of methamphetamine with a value of about HK$430,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday.
During customs clearance, officers found the batch of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside the underpants a man was wearing.
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Domestic helpers along with five ringleaders detained in series of police raids on Monday.
Women alleged to have been recruited to open bank accounts taken over by syndicate to launder cash.
Continue reading 13 Hong Kong domestic helpers among 18 arrested in police probe into HK$35 million money-laundering scheme
Hong Kong customs officials seized six tonnes (6.6 tons) of drugs worth more than HK$3.1 billion (US$397 million) from January to November, beating the record annual haul over the past two decades.
Methamphetamine, also known as Ice, accounted for half the total and arrived mostly by air or sea from Mexico. Other drugs seized included 692kg of cocaine, 540kg of ketamine, 419kg of cannabis and 88kg of heroin.
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Customs arrested two men after they seized about 348 kg of cannabis buds valued at about HK$60 million at their Kwai Chung cargo examination compound earlier this month.
Customs officers first inspected a seaborne consignment at the examination compound on December 9, declared to be carrying ceiling tiles, arriving in Hong Kong from Canada.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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