Two women arrested in Hong Kong for smuggling crystal meth
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong authorities said on Monday that they had arrested two women in possession of more than a dozen kilograms of crystal methamphetamine at the city's airport.
The sisters, aged 27 and 31, were seized on Sunday at Chek Lap Kok airport on their way to Clark in the Philippines.
Airport authorities discovered they were carrying 14.5kg of "ice", according to a customs official, who withheld their nationality.
The drugs, worth HK$10.9 million (S$1.78 million), were found concealed inside false compartments of three suitcases carrying men's clothing, Customs Drug Investigation head Hui Wai-ming told reporters.