Customs seizes 3kg of ketamine in Aberdeen and Sheung Wan (with photo)

5 Mar 2014

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 4) seized about three kilogrammes of ketamine and arrested two suspects in an anti-narcotics operation on Hong Kong Island. The market value of the seizure was about $360,000.

Customs officers yesterday afternoon intercepted a 15-year-old boy in Aberdeen and found about two kilogrammes of ketamine in eight boxes placed inside his backpack. In the evening, the officers stopped and searched a 50-year-old man in Sheung Wan and found about one kilogramme of ketamine inside his backpack.

The two arrestees were charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at Eastern Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (March 6).

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

Ends/Wednesday, March 5 2014
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