Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs (with photos)

20 Jun 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized a batch of suspected dangerous drugs including about 1 kilogram of suspected methamphetamine, 400 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 250 grams of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $1.16 million in total at Hong Kong International Airport, Sheung Shui and Mong Kok on June 16 and yesterday (June 19).

Customs officers inspected an air mail parcel arriving from Malaysia on June 16 and found about 250 grams of suspected ketamine. After investigation, Customs officers yesterday arrested a 29-year-old man suspected to be in connection with the case in Sham Shui Po.

Customs officers also intercepted a 30-year-old man in Sheung Shui yesterday afternoon. About 400 grams of suspected crack cocaine and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were found inside his private car. The man was then arrested.

Customs officers intercepted another 30-year-old man in Mong Kok on the same night and found about 1 kilogram of suspected methamphetamine inside a plastic bag carried by him. Subsequently, the arrested person was escorted to a residential premises in the vicinity where a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia was seized. Small amounts of suspected methamphetamine and crack cocaine were further seized in his residence in Yau Tong.

Investigations are ongoing.

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

Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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