Customs seizes 2.1 kg of cocaine at airport (with photo)

27 Feb 2013

Customs officers seized from a speedpost parcel from Sao Paulo, Brazil, a total of 2.1 kilogrammes of cocaine with estimated market value of about $2.18 million at the airport on Sunday (February 24). The drugs were concealed inside 30 printer parts.

During the follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested one foreign male yesterday (February 26).

The arrestee, aged 27-year-old, claimed to be unemployed. He was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court today (February 27).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, the maximum penalty for drug trafficking is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

Ends/Wednesday, February 27 2013

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