Man arrested at Hong Kong airport after HK$12 million haul of cocaine found in electric wheelchair

The South China Morning Post

  • Customs says officers searched electric wheelchair checked in by 51-year-old man arriving from Caribbean territory of Saint Maarten after X-ray
  • Officers found chair’s seat cushion and backrest stitching had been unpicked and sewn back up again

 

Hong Kong customs officials have arrested a man as he passed through the city’s airport after they discovered HK$12 million (US$1.53 million) worth of suspected cocaine hidden inside the cushions of an electric wheelchair.

The Customs and Excise Department on Sunday said the suspect, a 51-year-old man who claimed to be a car rental company director, arrived in the city from the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten via Paris.

The man, who was using crutches, brought the electric wheelchair as one of his two pieces of checked baggage, customs said.

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https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3238028/man-arrested-hong-kong-airport-after-hk12-million-haul-cocaine-found-electric-wheelchair

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