Hong Kong police have introduced a record-breaking 700kg cocaine seizure. (Photograph: Hong Kong Police)
Hong Kong police introduced a record-breaking 700 kilogramme cocaine seizure on Sunday with officers suspecting the massive cargo was smuggled into the town on speedboats.
The bust is the most important within the territory in almost a decade and netted some HK$930 million ($119.6 million) price of cocaine.
Authorities say the collapse of world journey through the coronavirus pandemic has compelled smugglers to make riskier bulk shipments as a substitute of utilizing drug mules travelling by airports.
Police mentioned the bust was made on Friday when officers intercepted a person with a trolley within the Fo Tan industrial district and located 150 bricks of cocaine in cardboard containers.
One other 492 bricks had been later present in an industrial constructing and an condominium in the identical district, resulting in the arrest of two males aged 19 and 25.
“We consider (the medication) had been transported by way of long-range delivery to waters close to Hong Kong from their supply space in South America after which smuggled in by unlawful speedboats,” senior superintendent Ng Kwok-cheung informed reporters.
“We discovered lots of water-proof luggage that had been nonetheless moist on the scene and all of the cocaine bricks had been rigorously wrapped in plastic,” he added.
Police mentioned Hong Kong’s earlier file cocaine seizure was 649 kilogrammes found by customs in 2012.
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