Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis buds (with photo)

10 Oct 2018

Hong Kong Customs seized about 5.3 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of $1.3 million at Hong Kong International Airport on October 7.

Customs officers inspected an air mail parcel arriving from the United States and found the suspected cannabis buds inside the parcel.

Subsequent to follow-up investigation, Customs officers today (October 10) arrested three men, aged between 16 and 25, suspected to be involved in the case in Aberdeen.

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 Customs' 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Ends/Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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