Hong Kong Customs smashed a cross-boundary drug trafficking attempt, and seized about one kilogramme of Methamphetamine, with an estimated market value of $0.66 million, in an incoming vehicle at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point. A 38-year-old man was arrested.
Customs officers intercepted an incoming private car arriving from Shenzhen for vehicle search on January 10. With the help of a Customs Drug Detector Dog and the use of an ion-scanner, three packets of Methamphetamine, weighing about one kilogramme in total, were found under and at the back of the rear passenger seats. The man who drove the vehicle was arrested at the scene.
The arrestee, who claimed to be a driver, will be charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Court tomorrow (January 13).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is up to life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Sunday, January 12 2014