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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis resin (with photo)
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     Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 24) seized about 13 kilograms of suspected cannabis resin with an estimated market value of about $1.1 million at Hong Kong International Airport.

     A male passenger arrived in Hong Kong from Delhi, India yesterday morning. Upon examination of his check-in luggage, Customs officers found the suspected cannabis resin concealed inside the false compartments of the suitcase. The man was then arrested.

     The arrested man, aged 49, has been charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug. He will appear at West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts tomorrow (September 26).

     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 ([email protected]).
 
 
Ends/Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:49
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Hong Kong Customs yesterday (September 24) seized about 13 kilograms of suspected cannabis resin with an estimated market value of about $1.1 million at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo shows the suspected cannabis resin seized and the suitcase in which the suspected cannabis resin was concealed.