Hong Kong customs agents have seized some 1.3 kilograms of cocaine, 220 tablets of MDMA (ecstasy), and 17 grams of marijuana seeds after pulling over a vehicle bound for the mainland on Saturday. Two men, aged 29 and 42, have were driving the vehicle and have been arrested.
Customs officers found the drugs during a routine inspection in Shenzhen Bay, as the car prepped to enter mainland China. The drugs were hidden (poorly, apparently) in an audio amplifier.
This latest arrest comes after a series of large drug busts in China, as The Nanfang reports:
[Last week a] Guangzhou drugs sting involving over 1,300 law-enforcement officers [resulted] in the arrest of 10 expats. A total of 168 suspects were taken into custody, and police seized an unspecified amount of methamphetamine and heroin. Trafficking of more than 50 grams of heroin is punishable by death under China’s criminal law.
Meanwhile, 38 suspects were arrested Thursday on drug charges in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province, after 15 kilograms of ketamine were seized by police.
According to the HSKAR government, the men could face up to life imprisonment and a $5 million fine.
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