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

     â€‹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).

Ends/Friday, July 22, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:11