Hong Kong Customs seized about 1,500 grams of suspected ketamine and about 200 grams of suspected crack cocaine with a total estimated market value of about $1.2 million in Tsuen Wan
During an anti-narcotics operation, Customs officers intercepted a 17-year-old man and found about 1,000 grams of suspected ketamine inside a travel bag carried by him.
Officers later escorted the man to a residential premise nearby where about 500 grams of suspected ketamine, about 200 grams of suspected crack cocaine and a batch of drug packaging paraphernalia were further seized.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org