It is the third case this year where drugs are estimated to worth more than HK$100 million. Unlike previous cases, the arrested hid the drugs inside vehicles instead of a flat.

The force said they have stopped the 36-year-old outside a village house in Pak Sha Tsuen, Yuen Long. Officers found 99 blocks of suspected cocaine, as well as a pack of bagged suspected cocaine in two private cars owned by the man.

The 36-year-old is arrested for drug trafficking. His case will be mentioned at the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts tomorrow.

Senior Superintendent of Narcotics Bureau (Operations), Ng Wing-sze, said drug syndicates this time hid the drugs in abandoned cars, instead of flats in industrial buildings.

"They use abandoned cars — those with expired vehicle licenses— that are parked in the rural areas to hide the drugs, in order to increase the fluidity and reduce risks," she said.

Officers added that drug syndicates now transport drugs by sea or plane, but not by travelers, due to entry restrictions under the pandemic.