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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

12 May 2019


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 11) seized about two kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday. During Customs clearance, two slabs of suspected cocaine were found concealed inside the false compartments of his brief case. The man was then arrested.

The arrested man, aged 71, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (May 13).

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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 11) seized about two kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 11) seized about two kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

 

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