Hong Kong Customs today (July 9) seized around one kilogramme of suspected methamphetamine at Lo Wu Control Point and arrested a man. The market value of the drug was about $407,000.
Customs officers examined an incoming man at Lo Wu Control Point this afternoon and found the drug concealed in a parcel placed inside the recycled bag carried by him.
The 55-year-old man, claimed to be unemployed, was 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/Wednesday, July 9, 2014