Hong Kong Customs seizes heroin at the airport (with photo)

14 Mar 2013

Hong Kong Customs officers effected a drug trafficking case by means of internal concealment at Hong Kong International Airport on March 10 (Sunday). A foreign female aged 32 was arrested and approximately 1 023 grammes of heroin with street value of about $0.92 million were seized.

The woman arrived from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Customs officers intercepted her for inspection at the airport. She was then escorted to hospital for medical check-up and confirmed by doctor to have foreign objects concealed in her body cavity. Subsequently she egested the heroin seizure. She was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (March 15).

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

Ends/Thursday, March 14 2013

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