Customs arrests a woman trafficker of 1 kg ketamine (with photos)

5 Dec 2006

Customs officers at Man Kam To Control Point yesterday (December 4) seized from an arriving 27-year-old woman one kilogram of ketamine, worth about $173,000 in the market.

About 9pm yesterday, Customs officers at Man Kam To Control Point intercepted a woman, who was about to enter into Hong Kong through "Green Channel", acting suspiciously when they were conducting normal passenger clearance.

They seized from her leather bag one kilogram of ketamine.

Later on, Customs officers arrested a boyfriend of the arrested woman onboard an incoming coach.

The arrested woman, aged 27, will be charged with one count of "trafficking in a dangerous drug" and will appear in Fanling Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (December 6).

The 33-year-old man is now on bail pending further investigation.

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/Tuesday, December 5, 2006

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