Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected liquid cocaine (with photo)

27 Jan 2019

Hong Kong Customs seized about 4 kilograms of suspected liquid cocaine with an estimated market value of about $4.8 million at Hong Kong International Airport on January 25.

Two female passengers arrived in Hong Kong from Madrid, Spain in the morning on January 25. During Customs clearance, five liquor bottles containing suspected liquid cocaine and a paper box soaked with suspected liquid cocaine were found inside the check-in baggages carried by them. They were then arrested.

The two arrested women, aged 26 and 47, have been jointly charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. They will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (January 28).

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.

Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to the Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Sunday, January 27, 2019

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