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Hong Kong police make biggest drug bust ever


14:52, September 19, 2011

Hong Kong police shut down a transnational drug trafficking syndicate following the arrest of six men and two women and seized 567 kilograms of suspected cocaine worth about HK$600 million ($77 million).

The operation marks the largest single drug seizure with arrests of its kind in Hong Kong police history.

A police spokesman said at a press conference that the officers were still searching for a suspected storage center and more drugs might be seized in the following days.

Officers at the Narcotics Bureau, acting on intelligence, conducted a thorough investigations and took action on Friday afternoon, arresting four men and two women, between the ages of 24 and 40, at Fuk Hang Tsuen in Tuen Mun. About 50 kilograms of cocaine was found in their possession, according to the police.

Police later searched a warehouse in Fuk Hang Tsuen, and until Sunday morning they further seized about 467 kilograms of cocaine and some packaging equipment.

A 55-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were also arrested in Yuen Long on Saturday in connection with the case.

Officers later seized about 50 kilograms of cocaine in a residential unit in Cheung Sha Wan and $50,000 at another unit in Mong Kok.


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