Three HK teenagers arrested for drug trafficking in Macau
The suspects included a 13-year-old girl still in school, a male student, 19, named Cheung and an 18-year-old unemployed Hong Kong man named Bui
Macau’s judicial police arrested three Hong Kong teenagers for alleged drug trafficking in Macau on Monday. One of the three was a 13-year-old girl.
The suspects, who all hold HK identity cards, included a 13-year-old girl still in high school, a male student, aged 19, surnamed Cheung and an 18-year-old unemployed Hong Kong man surnamed Bui, Wen Wai Pao reported.
Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Bui at Rua dos Pescadores on Monday afternoon and found seven packets of suspected cocaine in his pants.
Officers later found another 41 packets of suspected cocaine in his hotel room. The total weight of the suspected cocaine was about 16.2 grams.
Bui allegedly admitted that he was employed by a crime syndicate in Hong Kong, saying he could get HK$100 (US$12.75) if he sold one packet of the suspected drug at entertainment venues. The street value of each packet was HK$600 to $800.
During the inquiry, judicial officers learned that two other Hong Kong youngsters suspected to be carrying drugs would arrive at Macau on Monday night.
At 10pm officers intercepted the girl and Cheung at the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal. They confiscated two bags of suspected cocaine weighing 43.2 grams in the girl’s bra.
It was understood that the girl could earn HK$3,000 for each delivery and Cheung, who was responsible for monitoring the girl, could get HK$500 each time.
The two youngsters were also arrested for alleged drug trafficking.