Hong Kong Customs today (June 1) seized about one kilogramme of suspected methamphetamine (ice) at Lok Ma Chau Control Point and arrested a female. The market value of the drugs was about $0.52 million. Customs officers further arrested a male in Sha Tin later today and seized a small quantity of suspected heroin and apparatuses used for inhalation of dangerous drugs.
Customs officers found two bags of suspected methamphetamine weighing about one kilogramme concealed in a bag of foodstuff carried by an incoming female passenger during passenger clearance after midnight. An additional 13 grammes of suspected methamphetamine were found from her during personal search. Customs officer further found a small quantity (0.08 gramme) of suspected heroin and apparatuses used for inhalation of dangerous drugs in a residential unit of the female in Sha Tin and arrested a male therein.
The female, aged 50, claimed as unemployed, will be charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug. The male, aged 51, also claimed as unemployed, will be jointly charged with the female with possession of a dangerous drug and apparatuses used for inhalation of dangerous drugs. The two arrestees will appear at Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (June 2).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Sunday, June 1, 2014