Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected liquid methamphetamine worth about $140 million (with photos)


     â€‹Hong Kong Customs seized about 264 kilograms of suspected liquid methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $140 million in Fanling on May 29.

     Through risk assessment, Customs on that day searched a warehouse in Fanling. Among 60 boxes of chili sauce inside the warehouse, 22 of them were found concealed with a total of 264 bottles of suspected liquid methamphetamine disguised in chili sauce packaging. Each bottle of the drugs weighed about 1kg, the total weight of the seizure was about 264kg and the estimated market value was of about $140 million. A batch of suspected chemicals and suspected drug paraphernalia were also seized at the scene.  

     A follow-up investigation led to the arrest of a 50-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, who are suspected to be connected with the case.

     The two arrested men will be charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug. The likelihood of further arrests is not ruled out.

     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) or online form (eform.cefs.gov.hk/form/ced002).

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