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Two arrested with HKD2,400 worth of drugs at S2O Festival Hong Kong

Police intercepted a 33-year-old local man & a 34-year-old Thai woman acting suspiciously at Central Harbourfront

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 13 June 2024
Two arrested with HKD2,400 worth of drugs at S2O Festival Hong Kong

Hong Kong police arrested two individuals at the S2O Songkran Music Festival which took place on 8-9 June for allegedly possessing illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

Police officers intercepted a 33-year-old local man and a 34-year-old Thai woman at the Central Harbourfront venue who were observed acting suspiciously.

Upon search, the police discovered small quantities of suspected heroin and cocaine, alongside items indicative of drug consumption, estimated to be valued at around HKD2,400.

The suspects remain in custody for questioning as of Monday (June 10) afternoon.

A police spokesman stated there is no information on whether the two knew each other and emphasised the force's commitment to stringent law enforcement to ensure public safety and the smooth running of events.

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Known as the world's largest water fight, Songkran marks the Thai New Year with water splashing to symbolise the washing away of bad luck and welcoming new beginnings.

Combining elements of Thailand's traditional Songkran water festival with performances by popular EDM artists such as Afrojack and Galantis, the event attracted thousands of attendees from across the globe.

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Since its inception in Bangkok in 2015, the S2O Songkran Music Festival has expanded across Asia to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and now, for the first time, Hong Kong.

These “mega events,” which also include Clockenflap, have a significant economic impact on Hong Kong's tourism sector, with projections indicating a potential revenue influx of HKD4,3 billion from over 200 events throughout 2024, drawing in around 1,7 million tourists.

Via: South China Morning Post

Image via Hong Kong Police

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