Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 28) seized about 1.3 kilograms of suspected heroin with an estimated market value of about $1,180,000 at Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal.
Customs officers conducted Customs clearance on an incoming male passenger at Hong Kong Macau-Ferry Terminal yesterday afternoon and found the suspected heroin inside a backpack carried by him. The suspected heroin was believed to be delivered to Hong Kong via Macau from Malaysia. The 25-year-old man was then arrested.
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 the Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (email@example.com).
Ends/Monday, April 29, 2019