Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 7) seized about 4.4 kilogrammes of methamphetamine at Shenzhen Bay Control Point and arrested a man. The market value of the drugs was about $1.91 million.
Customs officers yesterday afternoon intercepted an inbound seven-seater vehicle at Shenzhen Bay Control Point for examination. A total of about 4.4 kilogrammes of methamphetamine was found inside the false compartments of the rucksack and suitcase of a male passenger on board the vehicle.
The man, aged 29, claimed to be a businessman. He was charged with two counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Court next Monday (March 10).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Saturday, March 8 2014