Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected ketamine at Shenzhen Bay Control Point (with photo)

27 Oct 2014

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 26) seized about four kilogrammes of suspected ketamine at Shenzhen Bay Control Point and arrested two men. The market value of the drugs seized was about $476,000.

Customs officers intercepted an incoming private car at Shenzhen Bay Control Point last night and found the suspected drugs in a rucksack placed inside the private car. A male driver and a male passenger were arrested at the scene. Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested a woman in Kwai Chung for possession of a small amount of drugs and apparatus fit for inhaling dangerous drug.

The three suspects, aged 41, 51 and 47 who claimed to be a driver, unemployed and a room keeper respectively, were arrested for suspected drug trafficking, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of apparatus fit for inhaling a dangerous drug. The case is still under investigation.

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

Ends/Monday, October 27, 2014

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