Custom officials in Hong Kong have arrested a Nigerian woman who landed in Hong Kong international Airport on Thursday with more than half a kilograms of cocaine hidden in her body, South China Morning post is reporting.
According to the Hong Kong-headquartered Asian paper, the 37 year old, who claimed to be a businesswoman, arrived in the city on a flight from Lagos via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
She was said to be acting suspiciously shortly after she arrived, on Thursday. Hence she was taken to hospital for a check up that confirmed she had foreign objects in her body.
” officers first recovered 215 grams of cocaine contained in condoms and plastic bags found in her vagina. She later discharged 24 capsules of cocaine , each weighing 14 grams from her body.”
“The haul weighing is estimated to be worth HK$522.000 (US$66,900), the authorities said the woman who was detained for enquiries may discharge more drugs”
Under Hong Kong’s Dangerous drugs ordinance, the maximum penalty for drug trafficking is life imprisonment and a HK$5 million fine.