Hong Kong Customs seizes methamphetamine at Shenzhen Bay Control Point (with photo)

8 Apr 2014

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 7) seized around 2.5 kilogrammes of suspected methamphetamine (commonly known as "Ice") at Shenzhen Bay Control Point and arrested one man. The market value of the drugs was about $1.08 million.

Last night, Customs officers conducted Customs clearance on an incoming male passenger at Shenzhen Bay Control Point. A total of around 2.5 kilogrammes of methamphetamine was found from his luggage.

The man, aged 35, claimed to be a businessman, was arrested for suspected drug trafficking. After investigations, the case will be brought up for mention at Tuen Mun Magistrates' Court on April 9.

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is up to life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

Ends/Tuesday, April 8 2014

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