Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

3 Nov 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized about 4 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $4.8 million at Hong Kong International Airport on November 1.

Customs officers inspected an air mail parcel arriving from Argentina on November 1 and found the suspected cocaine concealed inside three metal parts.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested two men, aged 42 and 39, suspected to be involved in the case in Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok.

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 its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Saturday, November 3, 2018

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