´╗┐Customs foils heroin smuggling at airport (with photo)

23 Mar 2010

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 22) foiled a drug trafficking attempt at the Hong Kong International Airport, arresting a man and seizing around 1.3 kilogrammes of heroin, with an estimated value of about $1.46 million.

Customs officers intercepted the man arriving from Kuala Lumpur for inspection last night at the airport's arrival hall and found the packet of drugs in the concealed compartment of his rucksack.

The 26-year-old man will be charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance. He will appear at Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (March 24).

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

Ends/Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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