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Customs officials in Hong Kong have busted a narcotics racket and seized synthetic drugs worth $22.5 million in the international market.
This was one of the biggest drug rackets ever cracked in Hong Kong, the officials said Friday. Five suspects were arrested and about 70 kg of methamphetamine, 70 litres of liquid methamphetamine and 200 litres of semi-processed liquid methamphetamine were seized, Xinhua reported.
The seized drugs have a market value of 175 million Hong Kong dollars ($22.5 million).
The five arrested people, aged between 25 and 60, will be charged with manufacturing dangerous drugs and trafficking.
Under Hong Kong's drug laws, maximum penalty for manufacturing and trafficking of drugs is life imprisonment and a fine of five million Hong Kong dollars.