Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 25) mounted an anti-narcotics operation and arrested two men and a woman at the Hong Kong International Airport. In the operation, six kilogrammes of methamphetamine and a small amount of crack cocaine were seized. The drug seizures fetched a market value of over $4.9 million.
Customs officers yesterday intercepted three passengers who joined a tour group to New Zealand at the airport. A total of six kilogrammes of methamphetamine was found in the suitcases of one of the male passengers and the woman. The officers later searched the residence of the other male passenger in Tsuen Wan and found 123 grammes of crack cocaine and some packaging paraphernalia.
The three arrested persons, aged between 37 and 39, who claimed to be unemployed, were charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug. They will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (May 27).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, the maximum penalty for drug trafficking is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Sunday, May 26 2013