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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine worth about $1.9 million (with photo)

23 November 2022


Hong Kong Customs on November 14 seized about 3 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $1.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers on that day inspected an air cargo consignment arriving in Hong Kong from Thailand at the airport. The batch of suspected methamphetamine was found concealed inside four items of food packaging, including two cookie tins and two biscuit boxes.

After a follow-up investigation, Customs officers today (November 23) arrested a 18-year-old man suspected to be connected with the case in Lai Chi Kok.

An investigation is ongoing and the likelihood of further arrests is not ruled out.

Customs reminds members of the public to stay alert and not to participate in drug trafficking activities for monetary return. They must not accept hiring or delegation from another party to carry controlled items into and out of Hong Kong. They are also reminded not to carry unknown items for other people, nor to release their personal data or home address to others for receiving parcels or goods.

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 on November 14 seized about 3 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $1.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the suspected methamphetamine seized. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs on November 14 seized about 3 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $1.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the suspected methamphetamine seized.

 

Ends/Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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