Customs seizes $1 million worth Ketamine

30 Sep 2005

Customs officers of the Airport Command yesterday (September 29) afternoon seized from two incoming passengers 6 kg of ketamine with estimated retail value of $1 million.

Customs officers intercepted two incoming passengers, who arrived from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They seized from each of them three bags of ketamine, each bag weighing 1 kg.

The drugs were concealed in false compartments of their suitcases.

Two Malaysian men, aged 27 and 41, were arrested. They will be charged with "Trafficking in a dangerous drug" and appear in Eastern Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (October 1) for remand.

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

Ends/Friday, September 30, 2005

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