A seizure of cocaine, hidden inside a false briefcase compartment, at Hong Kong International Airport in February 2015. Photo: SCMP Pictures
A seizure of cocaine, hidden inside a false briefcase compartment, at Hong Kong International Airport in February 2015. Photo: SCMP Pictures

New cocaine route prompts Hong Kong customs to step up Middle East links

Couriers from South America discharge drugs in destinations such as Dubai, then pass illegal cargo to ‘second-leg’ mules to complete journey

A seizure of cocaine, hidden inside a false briefcase compartment, at Hong Kong International Airport in February 2015. Photo: SCMP Pictures
A seizure of cocaine, hidden inside a false briefcase compartment, at Hong Kong International Airport in February 2015. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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