Instant noodles used to hide suspected drugs

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.

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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

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