Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis buds and suspected ketamine in Tuen Mun (with photo)

26 Mar 2016

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 25) seized about 1.7 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds and about three grams of suspected ketamine, and arrested a man during an anti-narcotics operation in Tuen Mun. The market value of the seizure was about $230,000.

Yesterday afternoon Customs officers intercepted a man who had opened the boot of a private vehicle on Fu Hang Road in Tuen Mun and found about 1.4 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds inside. The man was arrested on scene. Afterwards, Customs officers also found about 300 grams of suspected cannabis buds and a small amount of suspected ketamine in another private vehicle.

The man, aged 34, claimed to be a decoration worker, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug and one count of possession of a dangerous drug. He will appear at the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts on March 28.

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

Ends/Saturday, March 26, 2016

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