Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

27 Apr 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized about 540 grams of suspected cocaine, with an estimated market value of about $530,000, in an express parcel processing centre in Cheung Sha Wan on April 24.

Customs officers inspected an express parcel from Guatemala on April 24 and found a total of about 540g of suspected cocaine inside 36 cosmetic foundation sticks.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday afternoon (April 26) arrested a 25-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man suspected to be involved in the case in Kowloon Bay. A small amount of suspected cannabis was further seized upon subsequent search of the man and his residential premises in Yuen Long.

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 the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182, or dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Friday, April 27, 2018

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