Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 22) seized a total of 2.35 kilograms (kg) of suspected cannabis buds in Tuen Mun with an estimated value of about $400,000, as well as a batch of paraphernalia suspected to be used for drug packaging. A 29-year-old man was arrested.
Officers of the Customs Drug Investigation Bureau yesterday afternoon intercepted a man in Tuen Mun and found in his shoulder bag a total of 0.17 kg of suspected cannabis buds that were concealed in 11 sealed tea bags and a plastic bag. A subsequent premises search at the arrestee's residence nearby resulted in a further seizure of 2.18 kg of suspected cannabis buds and paraphernalia suspected to be used for drug packaging.
The arrested man, who claimed to be a warehouse worker, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at the Tuen Mun Magistrates' Court tomorrow (September 24).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Wednesday, September 23, 2015