Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected heroin (with photo)

29 Apr 2019

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 (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Monday, April 29, 2019

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