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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected herbal cannabis (with photo)

3 December 2017


Hong Kong Customs seized about 8.5 kilograms of suspected herbal cannabis with an estimated market value of about $1.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport on December 1.

Customs officers inspected an air parcel from Johannesburg, South Africa on December 1 and seized about 8.5kg of suspected herbal cannabis inside four folders.

Customs officers arrested a 32-year-old man suspected to be related to the case in Yuen Long yesterday (December 2). The arrested man has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (December 4).

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 seized about 8.5 kilograms of suspected herbal cannabis with an estimated market value of about $1.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport on December 1. Photo shows the suspected herbal cannabis seized. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs seized about 8.5 kilograms of suspected herbal cannabis with an estimated market value of about $1.9 million at Hong Kong International Airport on December 1. Photo shows the suspected herbal cannabis seized.

 

Ends/Sunday, December 3, 2017

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