Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 20) foiled a drug trafficking attempt at the Hong Kong International Airport and arrested a woman with a seizure of around 1.3 kilogrammes of heroin, with an estimated value of about $1.46 million.
Customs officers intercepted the woman arriving from Kuala Lumpur last night at the airport’s arrival hall and found the drug concealed in a false compartment of her rucksack.
The woman, aged 31, who claimed as a sales representative, will be charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court tomorrow (March 22).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is up to life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Sunday, March 21, 2010