Shanghai airport seized a suitcase made of cocaine
The PRC customs have detained at the international airport of Shanghai resident one of the countries of Southeast Asia who tried to bring in two suitcases made of cocaine.
As reported by Xinhua news Agency with reference to representatives of the airport, the woman, whose name was listed as suspected of involvement in the drug trade came from South America.
During the check customs officers noticed that the suitcases when passing through the x-ray machine looked darker. Suspicions intensified when the bags were emptied and weighed: even when empty, they weigh more than 10 kilograms.
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The examination revealed that the bags were made by a special technology — the suspension is based on cocaine is mixed with a hardener under pressure is poured into a special form.
Cocaine disguised as suitcases were discovered at the Shanghai airport back in February, but officially reported only now. As stated by Chinese customs, this case has no precedent.
According to Chinese law, smuggling more than 50 grams of cocaine can be punishable by death.