12 bottles of capsules containing suspected cocaine in parcel seized by HK Customs at airport, 19-year-old man arrested


21st November 2020 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs inspected an air parcel from Belgium to Hong Kong at the Hong Kong International Airport on 7th November, and found 12 bottles of capsules containing suspected cocaine in the parcel. The batch of cocaine weighed about 2.9 kg and is estimated to have a market value of about HK$5 million. Following the investigation, Customs officers arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of being involved in the case in Fanling today (21st). The case is still under investigation.

The Customs urges the public to be vigilant and refrain from participating in drug trafficking activities for money gains, refrain from accepting any person’s employment or entrustment to transport controlled goods in and out of Hong Kong, and refrain from rashly assisting others in transporting goods without determining the properties of the goods. In addition, the public should also avoid passing personal information or addresses to others for the purpose of receiving parcels or goods. According to the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in dangerous drugs is a serious crime. Once convicted, the maximum penalty is a fine of HK$5 million and life imprisonment.