Hong Kong Customs seizes HK$1.2 million worth of cocaine at airport, arrests suspect arriving from Kenya

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11th June 2024 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs successfully detected a drug trafficking incident at Hong Kong International Airport on 9th June. The authorities apprehended a male passenger, aged 43, who had arrived from Nairobi, Kenya, via Doha, Qatar. During the routine customs clearance process, officers discovered a hidden compartment inside the passenger’s checked-in luggage, containing approximately 1.3 kilograms of suspected cocaine. The estimated market value of the seized illegal substance amounts to a staggering $1.2 million.

The individual responsible for the illicit operation was immediately arrested. Following a thorough investigation, he has been formally charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. The suspect is scheduled to appear at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on 12th June.