Hong Kong police seized drugs worth 20 million US dollars (GBP11 million sterling) in a night raid on a fishing junk off the Hong Kong port of Kwaichung on Wednesday (26 May).
GV Police launches alongside junk in Hong Kong port of Kwaichung
SV Police Frogmen helping as crane lifts bundles of drugs from sea onto boat (2 shots)
SV Suspects being taken aboard police launch (2 shots)
SV Frogmen lifting drugs aboard police yacht
SV Police looking at bundles of drugs laid out on deck (2 shots)
SV Drugs unloaded from police launch and laid out on quayside (3 shots)
SV & GV Drugs being loaded into police vehicle (2 shots)
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Background: Hong Kong police seized drugs worth 20 million US dollars (GBP11 million sterling) in a night raid on a fishing junk off the Hong Kong port of Kwaichung on Wednesday (26 May).
Raw opium, weighing 3,000 lbs (1,360 kgs) and 300 lbs (136 kgs) of ??? in watertight sacks, was thrown over the side of the junk ??? it was boarded by narcotics agents.
Police arrested two men, a woman and four children who were ??? the junk, and later charged the three adults with possession of dangerous drugs.
Underworld sources in Hong Kong said a tip-off by a rival drug ???dicate led to the raid on the junk. The haul was one of the biggest ???recent years in Hong Kong.
A simultaneous police operation throughout the city culminated in the ??? of more than 20 people.
Senior police said the success of the drug seizure and the arrests connection with drug trafficking was expected to deal a "shattering ???" to Hong Kong's drug underworld.