This is the moment police in Peru seize a kilo of cocaine hidden inside boxes of face masks being sent to Hong Kong.
Officers from the Anti-Drug Management of Peru’s national police seized one kilogramme (2.2 lbs) of cocaine hidden in more than 20 boxes of face masks from a courier agency named Talma S.A., in the Callao district of the Peruvian capital.
According to official sources, the cocaine was being sent to Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, via the courier service working out of Jorge Chavez International Airport, located in the Peruvian capital.
Video Credit: Newsflash/@PoliciaPeru
Local media report the cocaine was found in a shipment of 40 packets of face masks, 22 of which had the drug hidden inside.
In the video, officers can be seen checking the boxes of masks, with the drugs camouflaged inside the masks.
The police confirmed that the powder inside the plastic bags was cocaine.
Face masks are in high demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the crooks may have thought they would be rushed through as a priority item.
Reports state that in China the price of cocaine is around 50,000 USD(40,744 GBP) per kilogramme, according to research from Insight Crime.
It is unclear if there have been any arrests made and the investigation is ongoing.
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