Hong Kong Customs seizes cocaine at airport (with photo)

25 Apr 2012

Hong Kong Customs officers effected a drug trafficking case by means of internal concealment at the Hong Kong International Airport on April 16. A foreign male aged 27 was arrested and approximately 1,152 grammes of cocaine in 96 pellets with street value of about HK$1.3 million were seized.

The man came from São Paulo, Brazil. Customs officers at the Airport intercepted him for baggage examination and personal search. He was escorted to hospital for medical check-up and confirmed by the doctor to have foreign objects concealed in his body cavity. Subsequently he egested the cocaine seizure. He was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court tomorrow (April 26).

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

Ends/Wednesday, April 25 2012

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