Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)


     Hong Kong Customs seized about 1.1 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $690,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on July 4.

     Customs officers inspected an air consignment arriving in Hong Kong from Malaysia, declared as carrying pulley, at the Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals on that day. The batch of suspected methamphetamine was found concealed inside the false compartments of nine pulleys.

     After follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday (July 7) arrested a 34-year-old woman suspected to be in connection with the case in Sham Shui Po.

     Investigation is ongoing.

     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).


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