Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected ketamine and suspected crack cocaine (with photo)

20 Jun 2021

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 19) seized about 1.2 kilograms of suspected ketamine and about 140 grams of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated market value of about $920,000 in Sheung Shui.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in Sheung Shui yesterday evening, Customs officers intercepted a 23-year-old man and escorted him to a residential premises nearby where about 1.1kg of suspected ketamine, about 120g of suspected crack cocaine and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were seized. The man was subsequently arrested. After follow-up investigation, Customs officers further seized a small quantity of suspected ketamine and suspected crack cocaine in his private vehicle.

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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Sunday, June 20, 2021

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