The Eastern Magistrates' Court on Hong Kong Island. Photo: HK Government

A 33-year-old Filipino woman has been charged with obstructing Hong Kong customs officers and possession of dangerous drugs.

On November 23, Cheryll Salvador was stopped by customs officers in the departure hall at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island, where she was waiting to board a ferry to Macau, reported.

Salvador allegedly tried to stop the officers from inspecting her backpack.

When the officers eventually managed to check its contents, they allegedly found 0.34 gram of methamphetamine inside, tools for inhalation of meth and five tablets made of the regulated drug.

At the Eastern Magistrates’ Court on November 26, the prosecution said the defendant had no fixed address and was holding a Philippine passport.

The magistrate granted her application to be released on US$2,000 (US$256) bail and ordered her to remain in Hong Kong, surrender her passport, stay in her provided address and report to the Wanchai police station every day.

The magistrate adjourned the hearing until January 21.

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