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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis resin (with photo)

21 September 2017


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 20) seized about 14.5 kilograms of suspected cannabis resin with an estimated market value of about $1.3 million at the Hong Kong International Airport.

A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from India yesterday morning. Upon examination of his check-in baggage, Customs officers found 88 boxes of suspected cannabis resin with a total weight of about 14.5 kg inside the suitcase.

The arrested man, aged 23, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (September 22).

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.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 20) seized about 14.5 kilograms of suspected cannabis resin with an estimated market value of about $1.3 million at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 20) seized about 14.5 kilograms of suspected cannabis resin with an estimated market value of about $1.3 million at the Hong Kong International Airport.

 

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