Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis (with photo)

     Hong Kong Customs yesterday (February 13) seized about 5.1 kilograms of suspected cannabis with an estimated market value of about $1.4 million in Tsuen Wan.

     Customs officers yesterday examined an air consignment from Mozambique which was declared as personal effects, and uncovered the suspected cannabis concealed inside a nylon bag.  After investigation, Customs officers arrested a 40-year-old man suspected to be in connection with the case in Pat Heung, Yuen Long.  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.

Ends/Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Issued at HKT 13:31