Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected liquid cocaine (with photo)

9 Aug 2019

Hong Kong Customs seized about 6.8 kilograms of suspected liquid cocaine with an estimated market value of about $6.7 million at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday (August 8).

Four male passengers, aged between 19 and 41, arrived in Hong Kong from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at noon yesterday. During Customs clearance, eight liquor bottles containing suspected liquid cocaine were found inside the baggage carried by them. They were then arrested.

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.

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

Ends/Friday, August 9, 2019

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