Hong Kong airport customs arrests man from Brazil after US$1 million worth of liquid cocaine found soaked into bedsheets

  • Drugs detected in the checked-in suitcase of man, 66, after his arrival from the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo via Paris
  • Jobless expat woman, 54, believed to be the receiver of the haul arrested in a Tin Shui Wai hotel on Monday morning

Customs officers at Hong Kong airport have arrested an arrival from Brazil and seized 10kg (22lbs) of suspected liquid cocaine worth HK$8 million (US$1 million) soaked into bedsheets in his luggage, the fifth passenger from the South American country caught for alleged drug trafficking in a week.

The drugs were detected on Sunday in the checked-in suitcase of the 66-year-old man after his arrival from the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo via Paris, a spokesman of the Customs and Excise Department said.

Customs officers found 17 bedsheets which had been soaked in suspected liquid cocaine, leading to the man’s arrest.



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