Hong Kong Customs detects four trafficking cases of suspected cannabis and products with tetrahydro-cannabinol

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23rd May 2020 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs consecutively detected four trafficking cases of suspected cannabis and products suspected of containing tetrahydro-cannabinol (THC) in nearly one month. A total of about 553 grams of products suspected of containing THC and about two grams of suspected herbal cannabis with an estimated market value of about HK$60,000 were seized at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and Sau Mau Ping on 17th April, 23rd April, 13th May and 21st May respectively.

Customs officers inspected four air postal packets arriving in Hong Kong, of which three of them are from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, on 17th April, 23rd April and 13th May at HKIA. About 500 grams of candies suspected of containing THC, about 45 grams of solution suspected of containing THC and about one gram of suspected herbal cannabis were found.

After follow-up investigation, Customs officers yesterday arrested a 26-year-old man suspected to be in connection with the case in Sau Mau Ping. Customs officers escorted the arrested man to a residential premises in the district and further seized about eight grams of solution suspected of containing THC and about one gram of herbal cannabis. The arrested man has been released on bail pending further investigation.

From January to April this year, Customs detected a total of 12 cases involving products containing THC and seized about 64 kilograms of relevant products, including candies, chocolates and electronic vape pens, with an estimated market value of about HK$400,000. Customs also detected a total of 28 cannabis cases, with seizures of about 98 kilograms of cannabis worth at about HK$21 million.

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