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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected ketamine at Lok Ma Chau Control Point (with photo)

     Hong Kong Customs seized about 2 kilograms of suspected ketamine at Lok Ma Chau Control Point yesterday (February 16). The market value of the drugs was about $250,000.

     Customs officers found eight bags of suspected ketamine weighing a total of 2kg inside a paper bag carried by an incoming male during passenger clearance yesterday afternoon.

     The 21-year-old man, who claimed to be a delivery worker, will be charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at Fanling Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (February 18).

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

Ends/Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:50


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