Customs officers including Senior Inspector Chow Wing-cheong with the items seized during the inspection. Photo: Jelly Tse
Customs officers including Senior Inspector Chow Wing-cheong with the items seized during the inspection. Photo: Jelly Tse

Man flying into Hong Kong from Brazil found with HK$4.6 million worth of cocaine in first arrest of air traveller for drug trafficking in 17 months

  • Suspect, 63, stopped for inspection at airport by customs officers, who found nine slabs of suspected cocaine hidden in false compartments in briefcase, suitcase
  • Initial investigation suggests man was paid US$1,000 to work as drug courier; most recent drug trafficking case uncovered at airport was in December 2020

Customs officers including Senior Inspector Chow Wing-cheong with the items seized during the inspection. Photo: Jelly Tse
Customs officers including Senior Inspector Chow Wing-cheong with the items seized during the inspection. Photo: Jelly Tse
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