Hong Kong Customs yesterday (April 20) seized about 2 kilogrammes of suspected ketamine at Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point with a market value of about $252,000.
Customs officers intercepted an incoming female passenger at Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point yesterday afternoon and found the suspected drug inside a reusable bag she was carrying. Customs officers arrested the woman at the scene. Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested a man suspected to be involved in the case in Tseung Kwan O.
The 21-year-old woman and the 34-year-old man, who claimed to be a clerk and a receptionist respectively, were arrested for suspected trafficking in 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/Tuesday, April 21, 2015