Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 17) arrested two outgoing passengers at Hong Kong International Airport and seized about one kilogramme of suspected methamphetamine with market value of about $0.42 million.
The two male suspects, aged 33 and 29, who claimed to be worker and unemployed respectively, were about to depart for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday. Drugs were found on them by officers of the Customs Drug Investigation Bureau. They were arrested by the officers.
The two suspects will be jointly charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts next Monday (October 20).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence and the maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Saturday, October 18, 2014