Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 9) seized about 1.4 kilograms of suspected liquid cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.4 million at Hong Kong International Airport.
A 21-year-old female passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Paris, France, yesterday afternoon. During Customs clearance, three liquor bottles with the suspected liquid cocaine inside were found in her luggage. The woman was 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 the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or dedicated crime-reporting email account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ends/Thursday, May 10, 2018