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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis buds (with photos)

23 February 2019


Hong Kong Customs today (February 23) seized about 10 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $2 million in Tsing Yi.

Acting on intelligence, Customs officers intercepted a river trade vessel arriving from Guangzhou in Tsing Yi and found about 10 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds inside a suitcase on the vessel. A 37-year-old male crew member was arrested.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers further arrested a 34-year-old man suspected to be involved in the case.

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 its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).

Hong Kong Customs today (February 23) seized about 10 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $2 million in Tsing Yi. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs today (February 23) seized about 10 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $2 million in Tsing Yi.

Hong Kong Customs today (February 23) seized about 10 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $2 million in Tsing Yi. Photo shows some of the suspected cannabis buds seized. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs today (February 23) seized about 10 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $2 million in Tsing Yi. Photo shows some of the suspected cannabis buds seized.

 

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