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Hong Kong Customs raids largest in-town cannabis buds storage centre on record (with photo)

22 July 2022


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 21) seized about 159 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $30 million in Sheung Shui. This is the largest in-town cannabis buds storage centre raided by Customs on record.

During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in Sheung Shui yesterday afternoon, Customs officers intercepted a 30-year-old man and found about 1kg of suspected cannabis buds inside a paper bag carried by him. He was therefore arrested.

Customs officers later escorted the arrested man to a residential premises nearby for a search and further seized about 158kg of suspected cannabis buds.

An 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).

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 21) seized about 159 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $30 million in Sheung Shui. This is the largest in town cannabis buds storage centre raided by Customs on record. Photo shows some of the suspected cannabis buds seized. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (July 21) seized about 159 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $30 million in Sheung Shui. This is the largest in town cannabis buds storage centre raided by Customs on record. Photo shows some of the suspected cannabis buds seized.

 

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