Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 10) seized about 1 kilogram of suspected ketamine at Lo Wu Control Point and arrested a 14-year-old male passenger. The market value of the drug was about $122,000.
Yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted the incoming passenger at Lo Wu Control Point and found the drugs wrapped on his waist. Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested a 58-year-old man in Yuen Long and seized 2 grams of suspected herbal cannabis at his residential premises in Kam Tin.
The two arrested persons, claiming to be a student and unemployed respectively, were arrested for suspected drug trafficking. The case is under investigation.
A Customs spokesperson today (August 11) said that 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, August 11, 2014