Customs and police seized 1,014kg (2,235lb) of cocaine in the first six months of 2019, nearly three times the 355kg (739lb) uncovered in same period last year. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong airport customs nabs liquid cocaine worth US$2.9 million in second bottle-smuggling bust in two days

  • Ten liquor bottles carrying 22kg (48.5lb) of suspected liquid cocaine are seized from luggage of a couple arriving from Peru
  • A day earlier, customs officers found five bottles of wine carrying more than HK$11 million (US$1.4 million) worth of liquid cocaine on man arriving from Malaysia
Topic |   Drugs

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Customs and police seized 1,014kg (2,235lb) of cocaine in the first six months of 2019, nearly three times the 355kg (739lb) uncovered in same period last year. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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A customs officer said the haul had an estimated street value of HK$11.6 million. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong customs officials seize wine bottles filled with HK$11 million worth of liquid cocaine – in second such bust in a month

  • Five bottles of red wine were found in check-in luggage of man arriving from Malaysia – each held two litres of suspected liquid cocaine
  • Customs and police seized 1,014kg of cocaine in the first six months of 2019, nearly three times the amount uncovered last year
Topic |   Crime

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A customs officer said the haul had an estimated street value of HK$11.6 million. Photo: Handout
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