Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine worth about $1.5 million (with photo)

26 Aug 2023

​Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 25) seized about three kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $1.5 million in To Kwa Wan. A woman was arrested.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in To Kwa Wan yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a woman and found the batch of suspected methamphetamine inside a nylon bag carried by her. The woman was subsequently arrested.

The arrested woman, who claimed to be unemployed, is 26 years old and has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. She will appear at the Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts next Monday (August 28).

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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk) or online form (eform.cefs.gov.hk/form/ced002/).

Ends/Saturday, August 26, 2023

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