Indonesia | Former Indonesian maid held after 250g cocaine pickup
An Indonesian woman was arrested in Yuen Long for picking up a drug parcel. Photo: Google Map, Wikimedia Commons
An Indonesian woman was arrested in Yuen Long for picking up a drug parcel. Photo: Google Map, Wikimedia Commons

Former Indonesian maid held after 250g cocaine pickup

The woman told Hong Kong customs that she took the package on behalf of another person

March 9, 2017 5:30 PM (UTC+8)

Hong Kong Customs officers arrested a former Indonesian domestic worker in Yuen Long, an area close to the China border, after she collected a parcel containing 250 grams of cocaine.

The drugs, which have a street value of about HK$250,000 (US$32,000), were hidden inside 10 pots of moisturizing cream, Sing Tao Daily reported.

On March 3, an air package from Brazil to Hong Kong caught the eye of Customs officers, as each pot of the cream projected an unusual shadow when they passed through the X-ray machine.

The package was sent to a village house in Tai Wo Village of Pat Heung in Yuen Long. A 31-year-old Indonesian woman, who is now seeking refugee status, picked up the parcel on Wednesday. She said she took the package on behalf of another person, Oriental Daily reported.

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