Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 21) seized about 590 grams of suspected cocaine and 224 grams of suspected methamphetamine at the Hong Kong International Airport and Lo Wu Control Point respectively with a total estimated market value of $690,000
A 32-year-old male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates yesterday morning. Upon examination of his check-in baggage, Customs officers found suspected cocaine from a metal can inside the baggage. The passenger was then arrested.
In another development, Customs officers stationed at Lo Wu Control Point intercepted an incoming passenger yesterday afternoon and found suspected methamphetamine in his possession. The 29-year-old man was then arrested.
The two cases are now under investigation.
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.
Ends/Sunday, October 22, 2017