Hong Kong Customs detects largest-ever suspected ketamine case in town (with photo)

1 Nov 2023

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (October 31) conducted an anti-narcotics operation in Kwai Chung and seized about 100 kilograms of suspected ketamine and about 1.4kg of suspected cannabis buds, with a total estimated market value of about $52 million. This is the largest-ever ketamine case detected by Customs in town.

Acting on intelligence analysis, Customs yesterday intercepted a 33-year-old man in Kwai Chung and brought him to a nearby residential unit for a search. About 100kg of suspected ketamine, about 1.1kg of cannabis buds, and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were seized therein. The man was immediately arrested. Later, Customs officers escorted him to another residential unit nearby for a search and further seized about 300 grams of suspected cannabis buds inside the premises.

An 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) or online form (eform.cefs.gov.hk/form/ced002/).

Ends/Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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