Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 6) seized one kilogramme of ketamine and arrested a Hong Kong man and woman in an anti-narcotics operation in Yau Tong. The market value of the drugs was about $130,000.
Customs officers yesterday evening intercepted a suspicious couple on board a private vehicle inside a car park in Yau Tong area. A small amount of ketamine was seized from the pocket of the man's trousers and about one kilogramme was seized on board the private vehicle.
The arrested man and woman, aged 31 and 22 respectively, both claimed to be unemployed. The man was charged with one count of possession of a dangerous drug. Both the man and woman were charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. They will appear at the Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (May 8).
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/Tuesday, May 7 2013