´╗┐Customs seizes 10kg of cannabis resin at LMC Control Point (with photos)

14 Jul 2009

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 13) seized 10 kilogrammes of cannabis resin with an estimated value of $950,000 and arrested a male Indian.

Customs officers at Lok Ma Chau Control Point intercepted an incoming seven-seater vehicle and found the 10 kilogrammes of cannabis resin inside a black knapsack at the rear luggage compartment of the vehicle. A 22-year-old man in the vehicle, suspected of being connected to the seizure, was arrested. He will be charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug, and will appear at Fanling Magistrates' Court tomorrow (July 15).

Customs has strengthened enforcement actions at all control points in support of the Government's strategy to combat drug problems. The officers are fully alert at all times to foil attempts by drug traffickers to take advantage of the heavy traffic of passengers and cargo at the control points.

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

Ends/Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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