Man due in court over HK$4.9m dangerous drugs

Local | 22 May 2020 7:28 pm

Customs said today they arrested a 37-year-old man in Mong Kok yesterday in connection with dangerous drugs – 3.7 kilograms of ketamine and 2.5kg of cocaine – worth about HK$4.9 million, that were seized at the Hong Kong International Airport on May 15.

Officers inspected an air consignment arriving from the Netherlands that day and found the batch of ketamine and cocaine concealed inside 25 brick boxes.

During the follow-up investigation yesterday, a small quantity of methamphetamine and a drug-inhaling apparatus were further seized inside the private car of the suspect and he was arrested.

He has been charged with one count of possession in a dangerous drug and one count of possession of apparatus fit and intended for the inhalation of a dangerous drug, and will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts on Monday.

Customs said they will maintain close contact with Hongkong Post and the logistics industries to step up action against drug trafficking through postal parcels and express courier channels.

The maximum penalty upon conviction of trafficking in a dangerous drug is a fine of HK$5 million and life imprisonment.

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