The Pakistani man, Hafeez Khan age 33 years old arrested on Monday midnight at the Hong Kong International Airport for attempting to smuggle heroin into hong kong, worth of heroin is (HKD $7.5) million (US $967,661).
Hafeez Khan arrived from Pakistan, when he intercepted for Upon examination by customs on his check-in bag, customs officer found about 5kg and (439) grams of suspected heroin was carefully concealed with aluminium foil in a bottom of his luggage and Investigation is ongoing.
Hafeez Khan was arrested on trafficking in a dangerous drug a serious offence that the maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $5 million hkd and life imprisonment.
Customs will continue to apply risk assessment strategy to select outbound, inbound and transit passengers for clearance to intercept different kinds of drug trafficking activities.
According to the department’s website, customs officer at the airport have seized 27kg & 42kg of different illegal smuggled drug, which also includes 12kg of CM and 11kg of KM so far this year.
According to the latest figures, Hong Kong police and customs officers seized 2.58 tonnes of illegal drugs in 2019-2020, up a whopping 85 per cent from 1.39 tonnes in 2018.
Seizures of CC rose by about 145 per cent to 1.3 tonnes, while those of CM and KM were up 170 per cent to 798kg. There was also a 26 per cent increase in HR seizures with 62kg drug netted.