This photo shows the suspected liquid methamphetamine seized at the Hong Kong airport on Sept 14, 2021. (PHOTO/HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong Customs said it had seized about 230 kg of suspected liquid methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about HK$150 million, the largest such bust in nearly two decades.
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The consignment, arriving in Hong Kong from Mexico, was declared as carrying 7,680 bottles of coconut oil
The illegal drugs were found concealed inside 1,920 bottles when customs officers inspected an air cargo consignment at the airport on Sept 14. The consignment, arriving in Hong Kong from Mexico, was declared as carrying 7,680 bottles of coconut oil, according to the government.
A 45-year-old man suspected to be connected to the case was arrested at the airport on the same day.
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Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offense. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of HK$5 million and life imprisonment, the government said.