Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

30 May 2018

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 (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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