Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

27 Feb 2019

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (February 26) seized about 2.1 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $940,000 at Hong Kong International Airport.

A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Vientiane, Laos, via Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday night. During Customs clearance, the batch of suspected methamphetamine was found concealed inside the false compartment of his suitcase. The man was then arrested.

The arrested man, aged 27, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (February 28).

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/Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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