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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 tough drug arriving from Mexico in cans of coconut water, authorities introduced on Saturday.

Customs officers found this enormous amount of liquid methamphetamine hidden in containers stuffed with coconut water sure 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 dimensions of the cargo had made it suspicious.

‘We consider 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 certainly comes from a big worldwide drug trafficking community, in accordance with Hong Kong authorities dealing with a rise in drug seizures involving methamphetamine. No arrests have been made up to now.

Hong Kong Customs was knowledgeable of the arrival of the products by means of 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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