HK Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine at airport

22 Dec 2014

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 21) arrested two outgoing passengers at Hong Kong International Airport and seized about 2.37 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with a market value of about $1 million.

The two suspects, a 48-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman who claimed to be a driver and an unemployed person respectively, were about to depart for Sydney, Australia, when they were intercepted by officers of the Customs Drug Investigation Bureau during an anti-drug operation at the airport. Suspected methamphetamine was found on the male suspect and the pair were arrested.

The male suspect was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (December 23). The woman is on bail pending further investigation.

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

Hong Kong Customs will continue to strengthen enforcement work and enhance intelligence exchange with overseas law enforcement agencies to combat transnational drug trafficking activities.

Ends/Monday, December 22, 2014

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