About 120 people detained in this year’s cross-border Thunderbolt police operation

The Judiciary Police (PJ) announced today (Friday) that this year’s joint police operation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau authorities led to 123 people being detained and sent to the Public prosecutions Office to face several criminal charges.

The joint operation aimed at fighting cross-border organized crime was executed between May 18 and 29 with some 2,363 police officers from Customs, PJ, Public Security Police Force (CPSP) and Unitary Police Bureau involved.

A total of 215 inspection rounds were carried in Macau, with 7,602 individuals subjected to identification, of which 377 were taken to police facilities to assess their identity.

This led to 123 individuals being referred to the Public Prosecutor’s Office on suspicion of several crimes, including offences to physical integrity, fraud, drug trafficking and theft.

The operation also seized 1,000 grams of ‘ice’ methamphetamine, cocaine and a drug nicknamed ‘happy powder’; three bottles of essential oils suspected of containing marijuana.