Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

1 Jul 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 30) seized about 2.8 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $1.5 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday. Upon examination of his luggage, Customs officers found the batch of suspected methamphetamine wrapped as chocolates. The man was then arrested.

The arrested man, aged 81, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (July 2).

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/Sunday, July 1, 2018

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