Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 2) seized 26 kilograms of methamphetamine in an anti-narcotics operation in Tin Shui Wai. The market value of the drug was about $11 million. A male suspect was arrested.
Customs officers yesterday afternoon intercepted a man in Tin Shui Wai and found 26kg of methamphetamine in 26 packets placed inside a recycle bag and a backpack.
The arrestee, aged 28 and claiming to be unemployed, was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (March 4).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Monday, March 3 2014