Eirini Melissaropoulou (centre) hugs her parents outside the High Court after her not guilty verdict. Photo: Sam Tsang

Joy for Greek model Eirini Melissaropoulou after jury clears her of smuggling HK$2.3 million worth of cocaine into Hong Kong

  • Defendant spent 15 months in custody after customs officer intercepted her at airport and found 2.52kg of a cocaine mixture hidden in her backpack
  • Melissaropoulou said she had been given the bag by a friend named Petros
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Eirini Melissaropoulou (centre) hugs her parents outside the High Court after her not guilty verdict. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Eirini Melissaropoulou was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport on November 20, 2017, after cocaine with an estimated street value of more than HK$2.3 million (US$294,872) was found in her rucksack. Photo: Handout

Greek model Eirini Melissaropoulou, 21, denies smuggling HK$2.3 million worth of cocaine into Hong Kong in 2017

  • Seven-day jury trial continues in the High Court on Friday
  • Melissaropoulou has been held in custody since her arrest, after a customs official noticed her suitcase was unusually heavy
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Eirini Melissaropoulou was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport on November 20, 2017, after cocaine with an estimated street value of more than HK$2.3 million (US$294,872) was found in her rucksack. Photo: Handout
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