Three men aged between 19 and 37 were arrested for trafficking drugs, Hong Kong police said Sunday.
The arrest was made following the seizure of 2 kg of suspected methamphetamine ("Ice") worth over 870,000 HK dollars (about US$110,000) at the Hong Kong International Airport Saturday, according to the police.
Police said that following extensive investigations, officers of the Narcotics Bureau mounted an anti-dangerous drugs operation and intercepted three men who were about to enter the Departure Hall of the Hong Kong International Airport at about 7 p.m. local time on Saturday.
Search on two men aged 19 and 25 discovered that each was affixed with four bags of "Ice" around their thighs and legs with each bag containing 0.25 kg in weight. Both admitted that they intended to smuggle the drugs to Australia.
Meanwhile, another 37-year-old man responsible for affixing the drugs and arranging the flight and accommodation in Australia for the other two men was also arrested.
They are detained for inquiries, police said.
(Xinhua News Agency July 30, 2007)