Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected ketamine (with photo)

25 Jan 2019

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (January 24) seized about 4.2 kilograms of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $2 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Bangkok, Thailand yesterday afternoon. During Customs clearance, Customs officers found 17 packets of suspected ketamine wrapped as snacks in his luggage. The man was then arrested.

The arrested man, aged 27, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (January 26).

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/Friday, January 25, 2019

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