Hong Kong Police Seize $25 Million Worth of Methamphetamine and Heroin

Hong Kong police announced on Thursday that they were able to confiscate hundreds of pounds of heroin and meth worth 25 million Hong Kong dollars.

According to the police, the law enforcement officers discovered 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine and 86 kilograms (189 pounds) of heroin in an industrial building.

The officers were able to arrest one suspect who has been scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

In a press release, authorities said the seized narcotics were related to a drug syndicate that police had been looking into for months.

During the investigation, the police were already able to arrest eight men and four women on charges of illegal manufacturing and selling of drugs and obstructing the police.

“According to our previous experience, most of the heroin come from the Golden Triangle, or the Golden Crescent … which includes Thailand, Laos or Burma,” Narcotics Bureau superintendent Chan Kong-ming said in a news release. Burma is the former name of the Asian country of Myanmar.

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