Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)

12 Dec 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized a total of about 11.7 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $5.6 million at Hong Kong International Airport on December 5 and December 6.

Customs officers inspected two air mail parcels from the United States of America on December 5 and December 6 and found the batch of suspected methamphetamine wrapped in clothes.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday (December 11) arrested a man suspected to be in connection with the case in Tsim Sha Tsui.

The arrested man, aged 30, has been charged with two counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (December 13).

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/Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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