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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

3 February 2020


Hong Kong Customs seized about 4 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $4.2 million at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday (February 2).

A female passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Doha, Qatar, yesterday. During customs clearance, about 4kg of suspected cocaine was found concealed inside four packages of chocolate in her baggage.

Investigation is ongoing.

Customs will continue to apply a risk assessment approach and focus on selecting passengers from high-risk regions for clearance to combat transnational drug trafficking activities.

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). Customs will look into every report and take necessary follow-up.

Hong Kong Customs seized about 4 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $4.2 million at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday (February 2). (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs seized about 4 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $4.2 million at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday (February 2).

 

Ends/Monday, February 3, 2020

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