Police apprehends drugs estimated to be worth MOP2.2m
The Judiciary Police (PJ) has searched a residential apartment in Fai Chi Kei two nights ago and detained two people after the authorities found various types of illegal drugs with a total weight of more than 3,700 grams there. One of the detainees is a local resident who is a taxi driver and was allegedly responsible for delivering the drugs to nigh clubs; the other is an illegal immigrant from Zhuhai who smuggled drugs into Macau. A PJ spokesperson revealed that the suspects have packed some of the drugs into teabags. Officers have also found a packing machine in the apartment. It is believed that the group of two has operated for around a month. The black market value of the drugs found in the apartment is estimated to be worth about MOP2.2 million.
Counterfeit soccer wear busted
After receiving tip-off, the Macau Customs Service (SA) has found 297 allegedly counterfeit soccer jerseys in a downtown shop and has detained two shop managers. It also found other counterfeit items such as the coat of arms of several European soccer teams during the operation. The total street value of the jerseys is estimated to be over MOP180,000. The SA revealed that the shop has disguised itself as a religious items store. It then promoted the jersey business through social media. SA said that the quality of the allegedly counterfeit jerseys is very low. The representatives of the patent holders have already confirmed that most of the products are counterfeit.
Over 1,500 Indonesians voted in Macau
Although the Indonesian presidential election took place only yesterday, the Indonesian nationals in Macau and Hong Kong had already placed their votes on Sunday at the Tap Seac square. The consulate office in Hong Kong also opened its doors for Indonesian voters in the neighboring region on the same day. A staff member from the Indonesian consulate in Hong Kong told the Times yesterday that they have already begun counting the votes in Hong Kong and Macau. The turnout at the Hong Kong voting station, she revealed, was very high. Over 1,500 Indonesians voted in Macau, according to a representative from the Indonesian Migrant Workers Concern Group.The Indonesian consulate office in Macau only operates on Wednesday and Sunday each week.
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