Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

6 Dec 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized about 5.3 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $2.5 million at Hong Kong International Airport on November 29.

Customs officers inspected an air parcel from Malaysia on November 29 and found the batch of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside 26 slabs of chocolate in the parcel.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday (December 5) arrested a man suspected to be in connection with the case in Sham Shui Po.

The arrested man, aged 17, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (December 7).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug 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 (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Thursday, December 6, 2018

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