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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine worth about $7.8 million (with photos)

27 July 2022


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 26) seized about 17 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with a total estimated market value of about $7.8 million in Tai Po. A man was arrested.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in Tai Po yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a 25-year-old man and found that the batch of suspected methamphetamine was concealed inside some tea leaf packaging bags in a suitcase carried by him. The man was then arrested.

The arrested man has been laid a holding charge with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at the Fanling Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (July 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).

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 26) seized about 17 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine in Tai Po with a total estimated market value of about $7.8 million. Photo shows the suspected methamphetamine seized. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 26) seized about 17 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine in Tai Po with a total estimated market value of about $7.8 million. Photo shows the suspected methamphetamine seized.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 26) seized about 17 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine in Tai Po with a total estimated market value of about $7.8 million. Photo shows one of the tea leaf packaging bags with suspected methamphetamine concealed inside. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 26) seized about 17 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine in Tai Po with a total estimated market value of about $7.8 million. Photo shows one of the tea leaf packaging bags with suspected methamphetamine concealed inside.

 

Ends/Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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