Hong Kong Customs today (August 12) smashed a cocaine smuggling case at the Hong Kong International Airport and seized about 2 kilograms of cocaine with a value of about $1.92 million. The drug was suspected to have been absorbed in some silicone rubber layers.
This morning, Customs officers of the Airport Command selected an air consignment parcel from Uruguay, South America, for examination and found layers of silicone rubber with the cocaine concealed inside the partitions of three handbags, two cushions and a wall map contained in the parcel. Investigation is ongoing.
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Monday, August 12 2013