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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cocaine

Christian Fernsby |
Hong Kong Customs seized about 4.5 kilograms of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of about $5 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

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Hong Kong Customs officers examined an air express parcel from Colombia being transshipped to the Mainland of China through Hong Kong. The batch of suspected cocaine, black in colour instead of the conventional white colour, was found concealed inside a deflated rubber boat. It is believed that that culprits intended to use this approach to evade detection by law enforcers.

Investigation is ongoing.

Customs will continue to make use of intelligence analysis, risk assessment and international co-operation to combat drug trafficking activities.

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.

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