Man arrested after $230m drugs seizure
Police arrested a 24-year-old man after seizing nearly 500 kilograms of the drug “ice,” with a market value of about HK$230 million.
According to the police, officers on Monday cracked down on a drug warehouse located in an industrial building in Tuen Mun, seizing about 334 kilograms of suspected “ice” and about 150 kilograms of the drug in liquid.
The New Territories North officers, based on previous investigations, stopped a man in the industrial building on San On Street.
They found two sachets of “ice” weighing 2.1kgs in a paper bag and took him to his rented unit in the industrial building.
They then found 309 bags of “ice” weighing 332 kilograms in total, 15 barrels of liquid “ice” measuring 150 liters, and chemical materials including caustic soda, soda powder, preservatives, and drug packaging tools and electronic scales.
The 24-year-old man was arrested for trafficking a dangerous drug.
The police said the warehouse had been in operation for more than three months, and no drug-making tool was found within the unit. Therefore, other members may be involved in refining liquid drugs into solid form for distribution.
The man arrested reported being unemployed and is being detained for investigation. He was the owner of the storage warehouse, responsible for the packaging and distribution of drugs.
Officers will focus on the origin and distribution of the drugs and not rule out more arrests.