Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

26 May 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $1 million at Hong Kong International Airport on May 24.

A female passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Siem Reap, Cambodia on May 24. Upon examination of her luggage, Customs officers found the suspected methamphetamine concealed inside the false compartment of two rucksacks placed in her luggage. The woman was then arrested.

The arrested woman, aged 21, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. She will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts on May 28.

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/Saturday, May 26, 2018

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