Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected ketamine (with photo)

21 Mar 2019

Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 kilograms of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $1 million at Hong Kong International Airport on March 18.

Customs officers inspected an air mail parcel from Germany on March 18 and found the batch of suspected ketamine concealed in six food packing boxes in the parcel. After follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday (March 20) arrested a man suspected to be in connection with the case in Sham Tseng.

The arrested man, aged 22, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (March 22).

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, March 21, 2019

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