HK Customs seizes 14.5kg of methamphetamine at airport (with photos)

29 Jul 2013

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 28) arrested two outgoing passengers at the Hong Kong International Airport and seized 14.5 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Officers of the Customs Drug Investigation Bureau yesterday arrested two passengers who were departing for Clark, the Philippines, at the airport. About 14.5kg of methamphetamine (ice) was found concealed inside false compartments of their suitcases. The drugs would fetch a value of about $10.9 million.

The two female suspects, aged 27 and 31, claimed to be a logistics worker and an account clerk. The Group Head (Drug Investigation), Mr Hui Wai-ming, said today (July 29) at a press conference that the two suspects were arrested for drug trafficking. The case is still under investigation.

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

Ends/Monday, July 29 2013

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