Hong Kong Customs seizes 26kg of methamphetamine in Tin Shui Wai (with photo)

3 Mar 2014

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

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