Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs (with photo)

18 Sep 2018

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 17) seized about 2.2 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine and about 270 grams of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of about $1.3 million in Cheung Sha Wan.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Cheung Sha Wan yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a man and found about 2.2kg of suspected methamphetamine inside a paper bag carried by him. The 29-year-old man was then arrested.

After follow-up investigation, the arrested man was escorted to a residential premises nearby where about 270g of suspected ketamine and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were further seized.

Investigation is 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 its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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