Customs officers seized wine bottles at Hong Kong International Airport containing four kilograms of suspected liquid cocaine with an estimated market value of about HK$4.8 million (US$615,000) during a comprehensive smuggling investigation. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong customs seize US$16.7 million of smuggled goods including drugs, ivory, shark fins, cigarettes and frozen meat in Lunar New Year raids

  • Officers detect 1,300 smuggling cases during 27 day operation
  • 28 people arrested in 61 cases of drug smuggling
Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong

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Customs officers seized wine bottles at Hong Kong International Airport containing four kilograms of suspected liquid cocaine with an estimated market value of about HK$4.8 million (US$615,000) during a comprehensive smuggling investigation. Photo: Handout
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Two customs officer stand guard next to the record haul of ivory and pangolin scales. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Customs officers deliver HK$62 million blow to smugglers after seizing container on its way to mainland China full of ivory and pangolin scales sent from Nigeria

  • Wildlife products believed to be wanted for Chinese medicine and high-end sculptures
  • Seizure was biggest of its kind according to Customs and Excise Department
Topic |   Crime

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Two customs officer stand guard next to the record haul of ivory and pangolin scales. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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