23rd March 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Customs intercepted a postal package sent to Hong Kong from a foreign country earlier and found that it contained 70g of cannabis buds. The case was transferred to the Customs Organised Crime Investigation Division for follow-up. At noon today (23rd), the Customs searched a village house in Nam Wai, Sai Kung, the address where the postal parcel was involved in the case, and found drugs inside the house. Later, the officers escorted a woman to a nearby parking lot to search in her vehicle. After the search was completed, she was taken back to the village house to continue with the investigation. According to sources, the arrested woman (54 years old) is the daughter of Hong Kong actor Richard Ng.
She is suspected to have turned the village house into a cannabis plantation farm.
After a follow-up investigation, Customs officers this afternoon raided a residential premises in Sai Kung where 13 suspected cannabis plants and some suspected cannabis growing equipment were found, including solar lamps, ventilation facilities and electronic thermo-hygrometers. About 200g of suspected cannabis buds and a small amount of chocolates suspected to contain controlled cannabinoids worth about HK$1 million were also seized.
Richard Ng’s son, Carl Ng is also a local actor.
According to information, Richard Ng and his wife, Susan have three daughters and one son. Two of them live with Richard in Nam Wai, Sai Kung, but they live in two different village houses. The daughter involved in the case lives alone in a village house for over 10 years while Ng and his wife live in a unit on the third floor of another village house. According to the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in dangerous drugs is a serious crime. Once convicted, the maximum penalty is a fine of HK$5 million and life imprisonment.