Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs (with photo)

16 Jul 2020

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 15) seized about 1.6 kilograms of suspected ketamine, about 32 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a small quantity of suspected herbal cannabis with an estimated market value of about $830,000 in Tsuen Wan.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted last night, Customs officers intercepted a man in Tsuen Wan and found a small quantity of suspected ketamine inside the pocket of his trousers. He was then arrested.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers escorted the arrested man to a residential premises nearby for a search, during which about 1.6kg of suspected ketamine, about 25g of suspected methamphetamine, a small quantity of suspected herbal cannabis and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were seized. Later, a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine was further seized inside the arrested man's residence in the district.

The arrested man, aged 47, has been charged with three counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (July 17).

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.

Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Thursday, July 16, 2020

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