Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine (with photo)

     Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 3) seized about 1 kilogram of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $1.2 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

     A 41-year-old male passenger yesterday arrived in Hong Kong from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Doha, Qatar. During Customs clearance, the batch of suspected cocaine was found concealed inside the metal frames of his suitcases. The man was then arrested. 

     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.

     Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Issued at HKT 22:20