Hong Kong Customs seized about three kilogrammes of suspected methamphetamine at Lo Wu Control Point yesterday (December 6) and arrested a 43-year-old woman. The market value of the drug was about $1.2 million.
Customs officers intercepted an incoming passenger at Lo Wu Control Point yesterday morning and found the drugs concealed inside the bedding carried by the arrested woman.
The arrested woman, claimed to be a salesperson, was charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug. She will appear at the Fanling Magistrates' Courts on Monday (December 8).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.Ends/Sunday, December 7, 2014