Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine at Lo Wu Control Point (with photo)

5 Aug 2014

Hong Kong Customs today (August 5) seized around 1.04 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine at Lo Wu Control Point and arrested a man. The market value of the drug was about $440,000.

Customs officers examined an incoming man at Lo Wu Control Point this afternoon and found girdles containing suspected methamphetamine wrapped around his waist. Subsequently, Customs officers searched his residential premises in Fanling and further seized two grams of suspected methamphetamine and one set of apparatus for inhaling dangerous drug.

The 59-year old man, claimed to be unemployed, was arrested for "Trafficking in a dangerous drug". 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/Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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