Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

25 Apr 2018

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 crimereport@customs.gov.hk.

Ends/Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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