Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

24 Jun 2019

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 23) seized about 4.3 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $2.5 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

A female passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Siem Reap, Cambodia yesterday. During Customs clearance, the batch of suspected methamphetamine was found concealed inside a high-pressure cleaner in her luggage. The woman was then arrested.

The arrested woman, aged 28, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. She will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (June 25).

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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Monday, June 24, 2019

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