´╗┐Customs seizes heroin worth $650,000 (with photo)

10 Sep 2009

Hong Kong Customs arrested a man in Yuen Long today (September 10) and seized one kilogramme of heroin worth about $650,000.

Early this morning, officers of Customs Drug Investigation Bureau intercepted a man acting suspiciously at Ma Tin Tsuen, and a subsequent search led to the seizure of the heroin from a private car nearby.

The arrested man, 29, will be charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance. He will appear at Fanling Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

Ends/Thursday, September 10, 2009

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