Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

8 Aug 2016

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 7) seized about 2.2 kilograms of suspected cocaine in Tsim Sha Tsui. The market value of the drugs was about $2.3 million.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday evening, Customs officers intercepted a foreign woman at Nathan Road and found about 2.2kg of suspected cocaine concealed in her suitcase she was carrying.

The woman, aged 38 and claiming to be unemployed, was arrested and detained by Customs pending further investigation.

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

Ends/Monday, August 8, 2016

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