Woman from Peru caught with 2.5kg of cocaine in her body
Customs officials became suspicious because she walked slowly; woman discharged 180 condoms of suspected liquid cocaine over two days in hospital
A 52-year-old woman from Peru arrested at Hong Kong International Airport on Saturday was carrying 2.5 kilograms of suspected cocaine in her body.
The woman arrived in Hong Kong via The Netherlands but was arrested during customs clearance after officials became suspicious because the woman walked slowly and awkwardly, Sing Tao Daily reported.
The woman ejected packets of suspected cocaine from her body during a check. The officers immediately sent her to North Lantau Hospital, where she discharged a total of 180 condoms with suspected liquid cocaine over two days.
The seized cocaine weighted about 2.5 kilograms in total and had an estimated street value of HK$2.3 million (US$294,462).
Officers said it was the biggest case of ingested drug trafficking caught by customs this year.
The woman was arrested for alleged drug trafficking and investigations are still going on.