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HK police claim record drug bust

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Hong Kong's record cocaine bust
  • Missing person's report led to discovery of cocaine in village home, police say
  • Four men and four women arrested in connection with case, authorities say
  • Cocaine
  • Crime

(CNN) -- Police in Hong Kong said they have arrested eight people and made what authorities described as a record seizure of cocaine worth about HK$337 million (US$43.4 million).

The seizure stemmed from a missing person's report that led to the discovery of the cocaine in a home, police said Monday.

Authorities got the missing person's report on Friday. The investigation led police to the home in the village of Tai Po Tin, police said.

Investigators searched the home and found 372 kilograms of cocaine inside. Hong Kong police said that amount of cocaine could garner HK $337 million if sold on the street, making the seizure a police record.

Four men and four women were arrested in connection with the case, authorities said.

A search was continuing for the missing person, police said.