Customs seized over 170 kg of cannabis buds and “ice” drug worth HK$70 million at a cargo examination compound and the airport within two weeks
Three suspects arrested, including a 16-year-old teenager
The seaborne consignment was declared as containing oats from Canada
Officers seized about 110 kg of suspected cannabis buds worth about HK$22.5 million inside a batch of oat packaging boxes
After a follow-up investigation, a jobless 16-year-old teenager and a 34-year-old male truck driver were arrested. The young man was responsible for collecting the drugs, according to customs
Another air cargo consignment declared as carrying solar panels from Mexico contained 63 kg of methamphetamine, worth about HK$47 million
The drug was concealed in two sets of solar panels
Cannabis and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are classified as dangerous drugs under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, and importation of products containing cannabis or THC into Hong Kong is prohibited unless otherwise approved.
Under the Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a severe offense.The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of HK$5 million and lifeimprisonment.