Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected ketamine (with photo)

13 Jun 2019

Hong Kong Customs seized about 5 kilograms of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $3.7 million at Hong Kong International Airport on June 11.

Customs officers inspected a parcel arriving in Hong Kong from Malaysia on June 11 and found five packages of suspected ketamine concealed inside two carton boxes containing one inflatable pool and one inflatable boat in the parcel.

Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday (June 12) arrested a 23-year-old man in Sha Tin suspected to be connected with the case.

Investigation is ongoing.

Customs will maintain close contact with Hongkong Post and the logistics industries to step up action against drug trafficking through postal parcels or express courier channels.

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, June 13, 2019

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