Sample drug pellets are displayed during an interview on internal concealment of drugs at the Customs Headquarters Building in North Point. Photo: May Tse

Drug mules caught in Hong Kong taking bigger risks, swallowing cocaine pellets in greater numbers

  • Suspects caught in 2019 found to have swallowed 642 grams of cocaine on average
  • For customs officers, it’s an unpleasant task checking for drugs passed out by mules
Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong

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Sample drug pellets are displayed during an interview on internal concealment of drugs at the Customs Headquarters Building in North Point. Photo: May Tse
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Christy Leung

Christy Leung

Christy writes about crime and security-related stories for South China Morning Post's city desk.