Six kg of cocaine worth MOP18 mln confiscated

Judiciary Police (PJ) cracked a large-scale drug trafficking case, confiscated 6.01 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of around MOP18 million, and arrested three men from Malaysia, Nigeria and Gambia on Tuesday night. The police said that they were tipped off that someone was using Macau as a transit point for drug trafficking and intercepted the Nigerian male at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal Customs as he attempted to leave Macau. Police brought the suspect back to the hotel he had stayed at in Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro and arrested two other suspects on the premises. “Three men belong to the same drug trafficking group. The Malaysian male received the drugs in the restricted area at Dubai airport, and later hand carried them through Thailand into Macau to meet up with the other two suspects,” PJ spokesman Chan Cho Man said. Police believe the drugs were to be sold in neighboring regions. The case has been handed to the Public Prosecutor’s Office.