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Hong Kong Customs steps up enforcement action against cross-boundary drug trafficking

26 July 2017


Hong Kong Customs detected a total of 53 cases and seized about 26.4 kilograms of different kinds of suspected dangerous drugs with an estimated market value of about $22 million at various land boundary and railway control points in the past two months.

The seized suspected drugs included ketamine, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and cannabis buds.

Fifty-three persons including 38 men and 15 women, aged from 15 to 66, were arrested. The cases have been duly followed up.

Hong Kong Customs appeals to young people to stay away from drug trafficking activities.

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $5 million and life imprisonment.

 

Ends/Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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