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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected ketamine at Lo Wu Control Point (with photo)

     Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 kilograms of suspected ketamine, with a market value of about $240,000, at Lo Wu Control Point yesterday (July 7) and arrested a 20-year-old woman.

     Customs officers intercepted an incoming passenger at Lo Wu Control Point last night and found the suspected drugs inside a reusable bag she was carrying.

     The arrested woman, claiming to be unemployed, was charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug.

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

Ends/Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Issued at HKT 14:42


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