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4 arrested for cocaine haul

January 30, 2016
Suspect shipment

Suspect shipment:  Customs officers found 48kg of cocaine inside a cargo container from Panama declared to be carrying cocoa beans. 

Customs officers have arrested four people after finding 48kg of cocaine worth $51.6 million in Tsing Yi.


The drugs were found inside a 20-foot container from Panama that was declared to contain cocoa beans at the Customs Tsing Yi Examination Compound on January 27.


Investigations led to the discovery of a cocaine manufacturing centre in San Po Kong yesterday. Three men and one woman, aged between 22 and 60 were arrested.


They will appear at Tsuen Wan Magistracy on February 1 to face charges of dangerous drug trafficking and manufacturing.

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