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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)
     Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 10) seized about 700 grams of suspected cocaine in Western district and arrested two men. The market value of the drug was about $740,000.
     During an anti-narcotics operation in Western district yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a man and found about 700g of suspected cocaine concealed inside a mixing console contained in an express parcel carried by him. The 42-year-old man was then arrested.
     Upon follow-up investigation, a 43-year-old man was also arrested in Sham Shui Po. A small amount of suspected cocaine and a set of packaging paraphernalia were seized in his residence.
     Both arrested men claimed to be unemployed. The case is still under investigation
     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/Thursday, August 11, 2016
Issued at HKT 20:40
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Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 10) seized about 700 grams of suspected cocaine in Western District. Picture shows the seized suspected cocaine and mixing console.