Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine at Shenzhen Bay Control Point (with photo)

9 Oct 2014

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 8) seized about 5 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine at Shenzhen Bay Control Point and arrested a woman. The market value of the drug was about $2.24 million.

Customs officers intercepted an incoming female passenger at Shenzhen Bay Control Point yesterday afternoon and found the suspected drug concealed at the bottom of three rice cookers carried by her. The woman was arrested at the scene. Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested another man in Tsim Sha Tsui suspected to be involved in the case.

The arrested woman and man, aged 37 and 59 respectively and claiming to be an estate agent and a merchant respectively, were arrested for suspected drug trafficking. The case is still under investigation.

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

Ends/Thursday, October 9, 2014
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