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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine at airport (with photo)

     Hong Kong Customs seized about 2.7 kilograms of suspected cocaine, with a total value of about $3 million, and arrested an incoming female passenger at the Hong Kong International Airport today (December 27).

     The woman arrived at Hong Kong from Entebbe, Uganda via Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Customs officers found 137 pellets of suspected cocaine, about 2.7 kilograms, contained in two metal boxes in plastic bags she carried.

     The arrested woman, aged 30 and claimed to be a business woman, was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. She will appear at Tsuen Wan Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (December 28).

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

Ends/Sunday, December 27, 2015
Issued at HKT 20:39


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