Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis resin (with photo)

1 Dec 2017

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (November 30) seized about 6.6 kilograms of suspected cannabis resin with an estimated market value of about $560,000 at Hong Kong International Airport.

A 29-year-old male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Kolkata, India, yesterday morning. Upon examination of his check-in luggage, Customs officers found the suspected cannabis resin concealed inside drinking powder packets. He was then arrested.

Upon follow-up investigation, Customs officers arrested a further two men, aged 26 and 34, suspected to be involved in the case in Tsim Sha Tsui and To Kwa Wan in the afternoon on the same day.

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, December 1, 2017

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