Instant noodles used to hide suspected drugs
- Written by December 8, 2015
A 49-year-old man was arrested with five kilograms of suspected cannabis resin at Hong Kong International Airport on Sunday.
Hong Kong Customs seized the resin, worth about $500,000 at Hong Kong, and arrested an incoming male passenger.
The man arrived in Hong Kong from Kolkata, India via Kunming, Yunnan.
Customs officers found the suspected cannabis resin inside 14 packets of instant noodles during a baggage examination.
The 49-year-old, who claimed to be a businessman, was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug.
He was due to appear at Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court this week.
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Picture: Hong Kong Customs