Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis buds (with photo)

9 May 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized about 3.3 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $720,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on May 6.

Customs officers inspected an air mail parcel from the United States on May 6 and seized about 3.3kg of suspected cannabis buds in the carton box.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday (May 8) arrested a 32-year-old man suspected to be involved in the case in Shek Kip Mei.

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.

Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to the Customs 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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