Student aged 16 arrested for making and trafficking cocaine
A 16-year-old teenager was arrested in Wong Tai Sin on Thursday for making and trafficking cocaine.
After intelligence analysis and investigation, police ambushed a 50-square-feet partition unit at an industrial building in Wong Tai Sin on Thursday.
In the unit, officers seized a batch of suspected cocaine with an estimated value of HK$14 million on the black market, as well as raw material and equipment for drug making. The boy was then arrested for making and trafficking in a dangerous drug.
Officers continued that the boy, a secondary five student, was recruited on Instagram to participate in the crime, where he would get paid HK$6,000. The investigation is still ongoing, police noted.
As Christmas is coming, criminals take advantage of teenagers who want to make quick cash and incite them to commit the crime through employment traps, they added.
Police called on youngsters to carefully go through the job description when looking for a job and thoroughly read the terms and conditions before signing a contract. They should also seek help from friends, family, and teachers when necessary.