Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 28) seized about 2 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine at Lo Wu Control Point with a market value of about $1.14 million. A man was arrested.
Customs officers intercepted an incoming man at Lo Wu Control Point yesterday afternoon and found the suspected drug wrapped around his waist. A small amount of suspected methamphetamine was also found in a pocket of his trousers.
The 50-year-old man, who claimed to be a decoration worker, was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and one count of possession of a dangerous drug. He will appear at the Shatin Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (August 30).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Friday, August 29, 2014