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Hong Kong Customs seizes cocaine at airport (with photo)

9 May 2012

Hong Kong Customs officers effected a case of drug trafficking by means of internal concealment at the Hong Kong International Airport on May 5. A foreign male aged 38 was arrested and approximately 923 grammes of cocaine with street value of about HK$1 million were seized.

The man arrived from Bogota, Colombia. Customs officers at the Airport intercepted him for inspection. He was escorted to hospital for medical check-up and confirmed by 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 (May 10).

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

Pellets of cocaine seized. (Opens a new window)
Pellets of cocaine seized.


Ends/Wednesday, May 9 2012

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