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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected ketamine (with photo)

17 January 2018


Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 kilograms of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $1.3 million at Hong Kong International Airport on January 14.

Customs officers inspected an air mail parcel from Kuala Lumpur on January 14 and found about 2kg of suspected ketamine inside three boxes carrying tea ware.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday (January 16) arrested a man suspected to be related to the case in Tseung Kwan O.

The arrested man, aged 15, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (January 18).

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.

Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 kilograms of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $1.3 million at Hong Kong International Airport on January 14. Photo shows the batch of suspected ketamine (bottom) and the tea ware sets used for concealing the suspected ketamine. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 kilograms of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $1.3 million at Hong Kong International Airport on January 14. Photo shows the batch of suspected ketamine (bottom) and the tea ware sets used for concealing the suspected ketamine.

 

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