Hong Kong Customs seizes about 38kg of suspected ketamine in Lok Ma Chau (with photo)

5 Sep 2014

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 4) seized about 38 kilograms of suspected ketamine, with a market value of about $4.8 million, in an operation in the San Tin area, Lok Ma Chau. One man was arrested.

Customs officers yesterday evening intercepted a man in Wing Ping Tsuen. The man refused to co-operate and attempted to flee but was arrested by Customs officers at the scene. More than 10kg of suspected ketamine was found on him. Subsequently, about 27kg of suspected ketamine and a set of packaging tools were further seized from a nearby residential premises.

The arrested person, aged 18 and claiming to be unemployed, was charged with one count of obstructing Customs officers and two counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at Shatin Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (September 6).

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

Ends/Friday, September 5, 2014

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