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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photos)

7 November 2017


Hong Kong Customs today (November 7) seized about 2.3 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.1 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

A 40-year-old female passenger arrived in Hong Kong from São Paulo, Brazil, via Amsterdam, the Netherlands, this afternoon. Upon examination of her check-in rucksack, Customs officers found one slab of suspected cocaine weighing about 2.3kg wrapped with sponge inside the false compartment of the rucksack. She was then arrested.

Investigation is ongoing.

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

Hong Kong Customs today (November 7) seized about 2.3 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.1 million at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the check-in rucksack used for concealing the batch of suspected cocaine. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs today (November 7) seized about 2.3 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.1 million at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the check-in rucksack used for concealing the batch of suspected cocaine.

Hong Kong Customs today (November 7) seized about 2.3 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.1 million at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized (right) and the sponge used for wrapping (left). (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs today (November 7) seized about 2.3 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.1 million at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized (right) and the sponge used for wrapping (left).

 

Ends/Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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