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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ends/Monday, June 24, 2019