Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 21) seized about 5 kilograms of suspected ketamine at Shenzhen Bay Control Point and arrested two males aged 16 and 20. After further investigation, another 23-year-old man was arrested. The market value of the drug was about $590,000.
Yesterday morning, Customs officers intercepted two passengers on board an incoming cross-boundary private car at Shenzhen Bay Control Point and found the drugs concealed in a suitcase of one of the men. Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested the 23-year-old man in Yau Ma Tei and seized 15 grams of suspected ketamine at his residential premises nearby.
The three arrested persons, claiming to be a barber shop assistant, a transportation worker and a kitchen assistant respectively, were jointly charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. In addition, the 23-year-old man was also charged with one count of possession of a dangerous drug. They will appear at the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (August 23).
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, August 22, 2014