Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis buds (with photo)

20 Jan 2017

​​Hong Kong Customs seized 1.5 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds at Hong Kong International Airport on January 18 with an estimated market value of about $210,000.

On January 18, Customs officers examined an air consignment from Canada which was declared as protein isolate, and uncovered the suspected cannabis buds concealed inside a plastic bottle. After investigation, Customs officers arrested a 29-year-old man suspected to be in connection with the case in Sau Mau Ping yesterday (January 19). Investigation is ongoing.

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.

Ends/Friday, January 20, 2017

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