Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected ketamine (with photo)

30 May 2017

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 29) seized about two kilograms of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $530,000 in Tsuen Wan.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted yesterday evening, Customs officers intercepted a man in Tsuen Wan and found the suspected ketamine inside a backpack carried by him. The 24-year-old man was then arrested.

The arrested man claimed to be a decoration worker. Investigation is ongoing.

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.

Ends/Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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