Van driver finds suspected drug in delivery order
Police found the bags contained 27 grams of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of HK$16,000 (US$2,045)
Hong Kong police arrested two suspected drug dealers thanks to a van driver who got suspicious about what was in a bag he had been hired to deliver on Tuesday.
The driver surnamed Lui, 33, received a delivery order from a woman surnamed Ng at 9pm on Tuesday, Wen Wei Po reported.
When Lui arrived with his GoGoVan at Tsiu Keng Village in Sheung Shui in the New Territories, Ng, accompanied by a 26-year-old man surnamed Yuen, told the driver that he had requested the delivery service because someone had smashed his car’s window.
Yuen handed Lui a paper bag, claiming it contained mobile phones, and asked him to deliver the goods to Ning Po Street in Kowloon’s Yau Ma Tei area.
As Lui was driving to Choi Yuen Estate in Sheung Shui, he got suspicious about what was really in the bag. He stopped his van and opened the bag, finding that there were two smaller bags inside it containing white powder.
Lui called the police, who found the bags contained 27 grams of suspected ketamine with an estimated market value of HK$16,000 (US$2,045), Apple Daily reported.
Police arrested a 26-year-old man and his 24-year-old girlfriend in Tsiu Keng Village on Wednesday morning.
GoGoVan is a logistics on-demand provider that connects van drivers and customers for transporting goods.