Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected heroin and suspected methamphetamine worth about $16 million (with photos)

14 Jan 2022

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 13) seized about 6.5 kilograms of suspected heroin and about 11kg of suspected methamphetamine with a total estimated market value of about $16 million in Cheung Sha Wan. A man and a woman were arrested.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in Cheung Sha Wan yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a 28-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, and found about 700 grams of suspected heroin hidden in two bags of dog food inside a recycle bag carried by the man. The man and the woman were subsequently arrested.

After a follow-up investigation, Customs officers escorted them to a commercial premises nearby for a search. About 5.8kg of suspected heroin and about 11kg of suspected methamphetamine were seized in the premises, which were concealed inside bags of dog food and tea packages respectively.

An investigation is ongoing.

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $5 million and life imprisonment.

Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Friday, January 14, 2022

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