Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 11) seized about 1.4 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine and a set of inhalation apparatus with an estimated market value of about $970,000 at Lok Ma Chau Control Point.
Customs officers intercepted an incoming private vehicle at Lok Ma Chau Control Point and found the suspected methamphetamine and a set of inhalation apparatus inside the luggage of a male passenger. The 42-year-old man was then arrested.
Investigation is ongoing.
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drugs 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/Thursday, July 12, 2018