Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

20 Nov 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (November 19) seized about 780 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $810,000 from a female passenger at Hong Kong International Airport.

A 30-year-old female transit passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Nairobi, Kenya, via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for onward transit to Macao yesterday. A pellet of suspected cocaine was found on her upon Customs clearance and she was escorted to hospital for examination.

Subsequently, the woman discharged a batch of suspected cocaine. She 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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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