Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

8 May 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized about 1 kilogram of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $510,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on May 4.

Customs officers inspected an air mail parcel from Laos on May 4 and seized about 1kg of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside the false compartments in the seats of three baby carriers.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday (May 7) arrested three men, aged between 54 and 68, suspected to be involved in the case in Tseung Kwan O. Customs officers further seized a small amount of suspected dangerous drugs and apparatus fit for inhaling dangerous drugs at the residential premises of one of the men in Tseung Kwan O.

Investigation is 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 dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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