40-year-old Filipino woman arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking

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Police arrested a 58-year-old Chinese man and a 40-year-old Filipino woman suspected of drug trafficking in a three-day crackdown operation. (Photo Screengrabbed from Hong Kong Police Force FB Page)

Police arrested a 58-year-old Chinese man and a 40-year-old Filipino woman suspected of drug trafficking in a three-day crackdown operation.

Based on a tip-off and thorough investigation, officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau launched a drug crackdown operation from Jan. 11 to 13, raiding a house in Yuen Long and a mini-storage in North Point.

Various types of dangerous drugs were seized with a market value of HK$125 Million. Officers also seized cash of approximately $1 million from the residence in Yuen Long District.

The arrested man has been provisionally charged with drug trafficking and the case was arraigned at the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Court this morning (Jan. 14). The arrested woman is being held for investigation. The operation is still ongoing and police do not rule out more arrests.

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The police stressed that they have a zero-tolerance attitude towards all drug activities and will continue to combat them. The police reiterated that drug trafficking is a serious crime and is punishable by a fine of up to HK$5 million and life imprisonment upon conviction under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, Cap. 134, so members of the public should not break the law.

A police officer interviewed over the phone said that police cannot give information on the occupation or work information of the Filipino woman. The police added that the woman is still detained for investigation but could not give more information on where she was detained.