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Hong Kong Customs seizes heroin worth $29 million from Thai consignment


Hong Kong Customs has confiscated about 23.5 kilograms of suspected heroin with an estimated market value of about $29 million at Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound on May 27.

Customs officers inspected a seaborne consignment that had arrived from Thailand. Upon examination of the consignment declared as electrical appliances, the suspected heroin was found concealed inside false compartments of 13 water filters and nine coffee machines.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested two men aged 27 and 47, suspected in connection with the case in Yau Ma Tei and Tsuen Wan respectively on May 28.

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.

Published : May 30, 2021

By : The Nation