Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 24) conducted anti-narcotics operations in Kwun Tong and Tai Po and seized a total of about 1.2 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $620,000.
Customs officers intercepted a man in Kwun Tong yesterday evening and found about 540 grams of suspected methamphetamine inside a recycled bag he was carrying. The man, aged 17, was arrested.
Acting on information, the same evening Customs officers examined a private vehicle in Tai Po and found about 670 grams of suspected methamphetamine on board the vehicle.
Investigations are ongoing.
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.
Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ends/Wednesday, April 25, 2018