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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected dangerous drugs (with photo)

6 July 2019


Hong Kong Customs today (July 6) seized about 3 kilograms of suspected crack cocaine, about 1 kilogram of suspected ketamine, about 460 tablets of suspected ecstasy, about 240 tablets of suspected nimetazepam and about 10 grams of suspected cannabis with a total estimated market value of about $4 million in Tsuen Wan.

During an anti-narcotics operation in Tsuen Wan in the small hours today, Customs officers intercepted a man and found about 400 grams of suspected crack cocaine as well as about 100 grams of suspected ketamine inside a plastic bag carried by him. The 26-year-old man was then arrested.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers escorted the arrested man to a hotel room nearby where about 2.6 kilograms of suspected crack cocaine, about 900 grams of suspected ketamine, about 460 tablets of suspected ecstasy, about 240 tablets of suspected nimetazepam, about 10 grams of cannabis and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were further seized.

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).

Hong Kong Customs today (July 6) seized about 3 kilograms of suspected crack cocaine, about 1 kilogram of suspected ketamine, about 460 tablets of suspected ecstasy, about 240 tablets of suspected nimetazepam and about 10 grams of suspected cannabis with a total estimated market value of about $4 million in Tsuen Wan. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs today (July 6) seized about 3 kilograms of suspected crack cocaine, about 1 kilogram of suspected ketamine, about 460 tablets of suspected ecstasy, about 240 tablets of suspected nimetazepam and about 10 grams of suspected cannabis with a total estimated market value of about $4 million in Tsuen Wan.

 

Ends/Saturday, July 6, 2019

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