Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photos)

24 Nov 2017

Hong Kong Customs seized about 2.2 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2 million at the Hong Kong International Airport on November 21.

Customs officers inspected an air mail parcel that arrived from Bolivia and was declared as containing a pulley for automotive machinery on November 21. Upon examination, about 2.2kg of cocaine was found concealed within hollow spaces of the metal pulley.

Customs officers arrested a 29-year-old man suspected to be related to the case in Tsing Yi yesterday (November 23). 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.

Ends/Friday, November 24, 2017

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