Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 21) at Sha Tau Kok Control Point seized about 1 kilogramme of ketamine and arrested a Hong Kong man. The market value of the drugs was about $0.12 million.
Customs officers yesterday morning intercepted an incoming male passenger at Sha Tau Kok Control Point and found the drugs wrapped at his waist and legs.
The arrestee, aged 24, claimed to be a waiter. He was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Fanling Magistrates' Court today (March 22).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is up to life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Friday, March 22 2013