Evidence of the ring came to light when supermarket workers in Bavaria came across small bags of cocaine tucked down the sides of banana boxes. Photo: New Zealand Herald

Eight charged in Germany over banana box cocaine smuggling

  • One of the main suspects is thought to have controlled operations from his rented flat, where police found delivery receipts for bananas
Topic |   Drugs

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Evidence of the ring came to light when supermarket workers in Bavaria came across small bags of cocaine tucked down the sides of banana boxes. Photo: New Zealand Herald
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Customs officers arrested 393 people for drug-related offences in 2018, a 21 per cent surge year on year. Photo: Handout

Date rape drug and cocaine seizures soar as Hong Kong customs officials work with international counterparts to crack down on problem

  • Combined haul of gamma-Butyrolactone, often used as a date rape drug, and cocaine amounts to almost half of all the drugs seized in the city in 2018
  • Customs commissioner says situation under control and Hong Kong is not a narcotics transit hub
Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong

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Customs officers arrested 393 people for drug-related offences in 2018, a 21 per cent surge year on year. Photo: Handout
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