Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

4 Jun 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 3) seized about 3 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $1.6 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, yesterday. Upon examination of his luggage, Customs officers found the suspected methamphetamine concealed inside the false compartments of three backpacks placed in his luggage. The 33-year-old man was then arrested.

Investigation is ongoing.

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/Monday, June 4, 2018

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