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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected methamphetamine (with photo)
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     Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 22) seized about 1.2 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $720,000 at Hong Kong International Airport.

     A female passenger arrived in Hong Kong from India yesterday morning. During Customs clearance, the batch of suspected methamphetamine was found concealed inside three cans of flour in her baggage. The woman was then arrested.

     The arrested woman, aged 26, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. She will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (January 24).

     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 ([email protected]).
 
Ends/Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Issued at HKT 20:18
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Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 22) seized about 1.2 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $720,000 at Hong Kong International Airport.