Two men holding visitor visas were arrested by Hong Kong customs officers on suspicion of involvement in drug trafficking after they received a parcel containing suspected illegal drugs.
On Tuesday, when customs officers inspected a parcel from Malaysia at Hong Kong International Airport, they found suspected illegal drugs stored inside three plastic bottles labeled as seasoning sauce, according to a government release.
After an investigation, the officers seized about 5 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated market value of about HK$2.8 million (US$356,700).
Officers later arrested two 33-year-old male tourists in Kowloon’s Yau Ma Tei area after tracing the parcel’s address, Headline Daily reported.
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is considered a serious offense in Hong Kong. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of HK$5 million and life imprisonment.