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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

26 November 2017


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (November 25) seized about 1.7 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.5 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

A 52-year-old male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil via Dubai, United Arab Emirates, yesterday afternoon. Upon examination of his check-in luggage, Customs officers found one slab of suspected cocaine inside the false compartment of the suitcase. He was then arrested.

Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested another 24-year-old man suspected to be involved in the case this afternoon (November 26) in North Point.

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 yesterday (November 25) seized about 1.7 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.5 million from the false compartment of a luggage at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized (left) and the luggage (right). (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (November 25) seized about 1.7 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.5 million from the false compartment of a luggage at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized (left) and the luggage (right).

 

Ends/Sunday, November 26, 2017

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