Hong Kong Customs seized about 2.2 kilograms of suspected cocaine at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday (December 15), with an estimated market value of about $2.5 million.
A female passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Siem Reap, Cambodia yesterday evening. During Customs clearance, the suspected cocaine was found concealed inside the false compartment of her suitcase. The 40-year-old 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 (email@example.com).
Ends/Sunday, December 16, 2018