Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 12) seized about 3.8 kilograms of suspected heroin and 6 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated total market value of about $5.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport.
A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday afternoon. Upon examination of the luggage of the male passenger, the suspected heroin and the suspected methamphetamine were found inside. The man was then arrested.
The arrested man, aged 23, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (December 14).
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 (email@example.com).
Ends/Thursday, December 13, 2018