Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis buds (with photo)

14 Sep 2016

Hong Kong Customs seized about 2.2 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds at Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point today (September 14). The market value was about $720,000.

This morning Customs officers intercepted an incoming male passenger at Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point and found about 2.2kg of suspected cannabis buds in a rucksack he carried.

The arrested man, aged 34 and claiming to be a logistics worker, was charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at the Fanling Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (September 15).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

Ends/Wednesday, September 14 2016

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