Police bust drug trafficking worth HK$4.3 million

Local | 24 Jan 2021 6:01 pm

Police arrested three people for drug trafficking worth HK$4.3 million including the mastermind of the local syndicate on Friday.

Senior Inspector Wu Lung from the narcotics bureau said police arrested two 24-year-old local men, including the mastermind of the drug trafficking syndicate, as well as his 28-year-old girlfriend.

The three is currently detained under police custody.

Wu added that he believes that the drug trafficking syndicate has been dissolved following the arrests.

The drug trafficking syndicate used flats in factory buildings as drug manufacturing workshops, and the mastermind employed young people who wanted to make some “quick money” to manufacture drugs, according to Wu.

The mastermind then used multiple chains of transport to distribute the processed drugs to local buyers, he added.

“Police officers raided three flats on Friday, and found HK$2 million cash and HK$1 million worth of luxury watches and handbags in a flat that the mastermind and his girlfriend lives on Jaffe Road, Wan Chai,” Wu said.

“Officers therefore arrested the two for drug trafficking, manufacturing drugs and money laundering,” he added.

Police officers also raided a vehicle maintenance shop in Yuen Long, and towed away a Porsche sports car which is worth HK$600,000.

Wu said the automobile is registered under the mastermind’s shell company.

“As we are arresting the mastermind, officers also arrested a man outside a flat in a factory building on Lam Hing Street in Kowloon Bay after finding 350 grams of crack cocaine on him,” Wu said.

“Further investigation shows that the flat was rented under the man’s name, and officers found 500 grams of unprocessed cocaine and 220 gram crack cocaine inside the flat, alongside drug manufacturing and packaging tools,” he added.

The man was arrested for drug trafficking and manufacturing drugs, as Wu believes that someone is trying to make some “quick money”, and therefore followed the orders from the mastermind to manufacture, package and distribute drugs to the local market.

Police officers also found 500 grams of cocaine in a mini-storage that is believed to be controlled by the syndicate on Hill Road in Shek Tong Tsui, according to Wu.

The police will keep on with their investigations, and more arrests might be made.

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