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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

14 July 2019


Hong Kong Customs seized about 2.1 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.3 million at Hong Kong International Airport on July 12.

A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 12. During Customs clearance, a slab of suspected cocaine was found concealed inside the false compartment of his suitcase. The man was then arrested.

The arrested man, aged 76, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (July 15).

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 seized about 2.1 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.3 million at Hong Kong International Airport on July 12. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs seized about 2.1 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $2.3 million at Hong Kong International Airport on July 12.

 

Ends/Sunday, July 14, 2019

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