Hong Kong Hong Kong customs seized 2 tonnes of liquid methamphetamine in the city’s biggest-ever meth bust, authorities said Saturday. The drugs, which were seized on October 23, had been concealed in bottles labeled as coconut water in a cargo shipment that arrived in Hong Kong by sea, according to a government statement.
The haul is estimated to be worth 1.1 billion Hong Kong dollars ( $ 140 million ). Authorities found that 1,800 bottles out of the total 7,700 bottles contained liquid meth. The bust is the largest on record among meth cases in terms of the amount and market value.
Authorities are still investigating the case, and no arrests have been made. The stash of drugs was bound for Australia and had been shipped from Mexico via Hong Kong, according to authorities who spoke Saturday at a news conference.