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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

13 July 2017


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 12) seized about 1.4 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.4 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, via Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, yesterday afternoon. During Customs clearance, Customs officers spotted suspicious X-ray images of his two luggage bags. Thorough examination led to the discovery of a total of about 1.4 kilograms of suspected cocaine concealed in the bags' metal frames.

The arrested man, aged 46 and claiming to be a driver, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (July 14).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is a fine of $5 million and life imprisonment.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 12) seized about 1.4 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.4 million at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the metal frame of luggage within which the suspected cocaine was found. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 12) seized about 1.4 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.4 million at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the metal frame of luggage within which the suspected cocaine was found.

 

Ends/Thursday, July 13, 2017

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