Hong Kong Government Press Release
25th January 2023 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs yesterday seized about 760 grams of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about $430,000 and arrested an incoming male at Hong Kong International Airport.
The 38-year-old man arrived in Hong Kong from Entebbe, Uganda via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia yesterday. During customs clearance, Customs officers found the batch of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside the underpants he was wearing. The man was then arrested.
The arrested man has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow.
During the Lunar New Year holidays, Customs believes that the local demand for drugs will increase. The department will therefore further step up enforcement action to fiercely combat different kinds of dangerous drug trafficking activities during the long holidays.