Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine at Airport (with photos)

14 Sep 2015

Hong Kong Customs seized about 2.3 kilograms of suspected cocaine worth about $2.4 million at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday (September 13) and arrested an incoming female passenger.

The arrested person arrived at Hong Kong from Kolkata, India yesterday. During Customs clearance, Customs officers found 14 pieces of soap and two bottles of cosmetic products in her check-in baggage which drew their attention. In-depth examination on the products finally led to the discovery of the suspected cocaine.

The arrested person, aged 25 and claimed to be a therapist, will be charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. She will appear at Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (September 15).

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, September 14, 2015

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