Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs (with photos)

29 Jun 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized a batch of suspected dangerous drugs, including about 1.2 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine and about 260 grams of suspected cocaine, with an estimated market value of about $900,000 in total at Hong Kong International Airport on June 27 and yesterday (June 28).

Customs officers inspected a parcel from Rwanda on June 27 and found about 1.2 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside five vehicle rear-view mirrors. After investigation, Customs officers yesterday arrested a 35-year-old man suspected to be in connection with the case in Yuen Long.

A 40-year-old female passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Spain via Qatar yesterday afternoon. During Customs clearance, the female passenger discharged suspected cocaine weighing about 260 grams. She was then arrested by Customs officers.

Investigations are 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/Friday, June 29, 2018

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