Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected heroin (with photo)

13 Mar 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized about 1.4 kilograms of suspected heroin with an estimated market value of about $1.1 million at Hong Kong International Airport on March 11.

A male passenger and a female passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in the afternoon on March 11. During Customs clearance, a total of four packets of suspected heroin were found inside false compartments of the shoes worn by them. They were then arrested.

The 19-year-old man and 16-year-old woman have been jointly charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. They will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (March 14).

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

Ends/Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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