Hong Kong Customs today (October 29) seized about two kilogrammes of suspected ketamine at Lok Ma Chau Control Point with a market value of about $238,000. A woman was arrested.
Customs officers examined an incoming female passenger at Lok Ma Chau Control Point this morning and found the suspected drugs inside her bag.
The 24-year-old woman, who claimed to be unemployed, will be charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at Fanling Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (October 30).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Wednesday, October 29, 2014