Nigerian woman arrested with cocaine in Hong Kong

Nigerian woman arrested with cocaine in Hong Kong

Customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport recovered more than half of a kilogramme of cocaine from a Nigerian woman who allegedly hid the drug in her body.

South China Morning gathered that the 37-year-old arrived in the city on a flight from Lagos via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia before she was caught after acting suspiciously.

It was gathered that the suspect was later taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei for a check-up after 215 grams of cocaine contained in condoms and plastic bags were found in her vagina.

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She later discharged 24 capsules of cocaine, each weighing 14 grams making a total of 550 grams worth US$66,900.

Meanwhile, in March 2016, a 42-year-old visitor from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was found to have 400 grams of cocaine in her private parts, and another 1.4kg of the drug hidden in her underpants.

In February 2015, a 42-year-old woman from mainland China was sentenced to six years in prison for carrying 49 grams of methamphetamine, in her vagina when she entered the city through the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint.

She was later charged with one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

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