Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs (with photo)

     Hong Kong Customs seized about one kilogram of suspected cocaine and about 55 grams of suspected synthetic cathinone (bath salt) with an estimated market value of about $1 million in total from two express parcels from Mexico at Hong Kong International Airport on September 24 and 25.

     Some suspected dangerous drugs were concealed inside wooden crafts and some were packaged as drink powder.

     After investigation, Customs officers yesterday (September 26) arrested a 30-year-old man suspected to be in connection with the case in Tsuen Wan.

     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 the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Thursday, September 27, 2018
Issued at HKT 21:00