Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected ketamine (with photo)

4 Oct 2019

​Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 3) seized about 2.25 kilograms of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $1.4 million in Tsing Yi during an anti-narcotics operation.

Customs officers intercepted two men in Tsing Yi yesterday evening and found a small quantity of suspected ketamine in their possession. About 500 grams of suspected ketamine were also found inside a paper bag carried by one of them. The two men, aged 37 and 45, were then arrested.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers further seized about 1.75kg of suspected ketamine and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia in a hotel room nearby.

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.

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, October 4, 2019

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