Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected liquid cocaine at airport (with photos)

24 Aug 2015

Hong Kong Customs detected a suspected drug trafficking case and seized about 760 grams of suspected liquid cocaine with a market value of about $800,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on August 17.

The drug was found in an inbound parcel from Brazil to Hong Kong. The parcel was declared to contain massage oil. In the course of examination, Customs officer at the airport discovered that the two massage oil plastic bottles contained suspected liquid cocaine. Upon follow-up investigation, a man was arrested in Tsim Sha Tsui today.

The 32-year-old arrested man claimed to be a businessman. He will be charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (August 25).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

Ends/Monday, August 24, 2015

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