Hong Kong Customs yesterday (August 8) seized 16 kilograms of suspected ketamine from four outbound air parcels at the Hong Kong International Airport. The estimated market value of the drug is about $1.95 million. The drug was concealed in sealed tin-foil bags camouflaging as instant cereal.
Yesterday afternoon, Customs officers selected four outbound air parcels destined for the United States and declared as "plastic bag" for examination. Suspicious images were found upon X-ray inspection. Customs officers opened the parcels for examination and found 16 kilograms of suspected ketamine concealed in 262 sealed tin-foil bags camouflaging as instant cereal. Investigation is still in progress.
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Saturday, August 9, 2014