Shanghai Customs seizes 2 suitcases made of cocaine

Shanghai Customs seizes 2 suitcases made of cocaine

Shanghai Customs officers have seized two suitcases made from over 10kg of cocaine.

Listed among “high-risk passengers involved in drugs” in a database, a woman from Southeast Asia was spotted at Shanghai Pudong International Airport while flying from a South American country.

“X-ray machine showed her luggage looked darker in colour, and the suitcases were heavier than ordinary ones after being emptied,’’ a Shanghai Customs official said.

The suitcases tested positive during a fast drug test, and were later found to have been made from 10.2 kg of cocaine.

The event occurred in February, but was not revealed until Tuesday ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on June 26.

Report says it is the only drug-made-suitcase case ever reported in China.

According to Chinese law, anyone convicted of trafficking 50 grams of cocaine or more will be given a mandatory death sentence.