Customs officers yesterday (July 25) intercepted two male passengers departing for Sydney, Australia, at the Departure Level of Hong Kong International Airport and seized about 2.8 kilogrammes of heroin. The drugs were found packed around their legs and had an estimated market value of about $2.1 million.
The arrested men, aged 32 and 25, claimed to be a worker and a technician respectively. They were each charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court tomorrow (July 27).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is up to life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
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