Hong Kong Customs seized about 1.7 kilograms of suspected liquid cocaine and a small quantity of suspected ketamine with a total estimated market value of about $2.25 million in Kwai Chung and Tseung Kwan O respectively on February 17 and today (February 22).
Customs officers examined a Speedpost parcel arriving in Hong Kong from Suriname which was declared as carrying food stuff at Kwai Chung Speedpost Operations Centre on February 17 and found the batch of suspected liquid cocaine concealed inside five bottles of health food.
Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers today arrested two men, aged 25 and 22, suspected to be in connection with the case in Sha Tin. About 0.6 grams of suspected ketamine and a batch of suspected drug packaging paraphernalia were further seized inside the 22-year-old man’s residence in Tseung Kwan O.
Investigation is ongoing.
Customs reminds members of the public to stay alert and not to participate in drug trafficking activities for monetary return. They must not accept hiring or delegation from another party to carry controlled items into and out of Hong Kong. They are also reminded not to carry unknown items for other people, nor to release their personal data or home address to others for receiving parcels or goods.
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.