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HK customs seizes suspected ketamine

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-07-22 19:48

HONG KONG - Hong Kong Customs announced Wednesday that they seized about 2 kilograms of suspected ketamine, with a market value of about HK$260,000, at the Lo Wu Control Point on Tuesday.

Customs officers intercepted a 19-year-old incoming female passenger at the Lo Wu Control Point Tuesday night and found the suspected drugs inside her shoulder bag.

The arrested woman, who claimed to be a chef, was charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug. She will appear at Fanling Magistrates' Courts on Thursday.

Under Hong Kong's Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offense. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of 5 million Hong Kong dollars.

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