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Hong Kong Customs seizes cocaine at airport (with photo)

     Hong Kong Customs officers effected a case of drug trafficking by means of internal concealment at the Hong Kong International Airport on April 23. A foreign female aged 39 was arrested and approximately 1,330 grammes of cocaine with street value of about HK$1.5 million were seized.

     The woman arrived from Entebbe, Uganda. Customs officers at the Airport intercepted her for inspection. She was escorted to hospital for medical check-up and confirmed by doctor to have foreign objects concealed in her body cavity. Subsequently she egested the cocaine seizure. She was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Court tomorrow (May 2).

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

Ends/Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Issued at HKT 19:13


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