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The coconut water was… 1.8 tons of meth

The coconut water was… 1.8 tons of meth

1.8 tons of methamphetamine, price greater than 100 million {dollars}: Hong Kong customs have made their largest seizure of this difficult drug arriving from Mexico in cans of coconut water, authorities introduced on Saturday.

Customs officers found this big amount of liquid methamphetamine hidden in containers crammed with coconut water certain for Australia. Packages of ‘coconut water from Mexico are extraordinarily uncommon… the final time was in 2016 and it weighed solely six kilograms’, detailed Fong Heung-wing, a customs official, stating that the scale of the cargo had made it suspicious.

‘We imagine the high-purity liquid meth originated in South America. It was packaged there and shipped to Hong Kong by way of a circuitous route, then despatched to Australia,’ stated Commissioner Lee Ka-ming, head of the Hong Kong Customs Drug Investigation Bureau.

This cargo most definitely comes from a big worldwide drug trafficking community, in accordance with Hong Kong authorities going through a rise in drug seizures involving methamphetamine. No arrests have been made to this point.

Hong Kong Customs was knowledgeable of the arrival of the products via exchanges of data between the international locations. The contraband, price a complete of round $140 million, was discovered amongst different items in a container and recognized by X-ray final Sunday.

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