Hong Kong Customs Seizes 14.5kg Of Methamphetamine At Airport

Category: Daily Promo / Jul 29, 2013 11:23AM EDT

Hong Kong Customs displayed 14.5 kilograms of methamphetamine on Monday (July 29) which was seized at the airport a day earlier.

The drugs were found on two passengers travelling to Clark in the Philippines on Sunday (July 28).

The two female suspects, ages 27 and 31, claiming to be a logistics worker and an account clerk, were arrested at the airport, according to local officials.

The methamphetamine was found concealed inside false compartments of their suitcases. The drugs would have a street value of about HK$10.9 million (USD$1.4 million) but police said they would fetch twice that price in the Philippines.

Local officials said the two suspects, who are sisters, were arrested for drug trafficking and that the case is still under investigation.

The seizure is the biggest of this particular drug in Hong Kong since 2011.

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence.

The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of HK$5 million (USD$ 650,000).

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