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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)
     Hong Kong Customs yesterday (November 25) seized about 1.7 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.5 million at Hong Kong International Airport. 

     A 52-year-old male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil via Dubai, United Arab Emirates, yesterday afternoon. Upon examination of his check-in luggage, Customs officers found one slab of suspected cocaine inside the false compartment of the suitcase. He was then arrested.

     Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested another 24-year-old man suspected to be involved in the case this afternoon (November 26) in North Point.

     Investigation is ongoing. 

     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.
Ends/Sunday, November 26, 2017
Issued at HKT 21:24
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Hong Kong Customs yesterday (November 25) seized about 1.7 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.5 million from the false compartment of a luggage at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the suspected cocaine seized (left) and the luggage (right).