Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

10 Dec 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (December 9) seized about 750 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $780,000 at Hong Kong International Airport.

A 24-year-old male passenger and a 20-year-old female passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil via Rome, Italy and Paris, France yesterday afternoon. Upon examination of the luggage of the male passenger, suspected cocaine was found inside the false compartments of two perfume bottles and two jars of hair care products. The two passengers were 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 its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Monday, December 10, 2018

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