Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 29) seized about 3.6 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $1.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport.
A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Togo via Ethiopia yesterday. Upon examination of his check-in luggage, Customs officers found the suspected methamphetamine concealed inside a false compartment at the bottom of the luggage. The man was then arrested.
The arrested man, aged 50, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (May 31).
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 its dedicated crime-reporting email account (email@example.com).
Ends/Wednesday, May 30, 2018