Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 24) seized about 1.6 kilograms of suspected heroin at Hong Kong International Airport with an estimated market value of about $1.5 million.
A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday. During Customs clearance, the batch of suspected heroin was found concealed in his checked-in baggage. The man was then arrested.
The arrested man, aged 21, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (July 26).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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