Hong Kong Customs seizes HK$23 million worth of suspected cannabis buds in Kwai Chung, 38-year-old man arrested


20th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs made a significant seizure of approximately 100 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds during a recent operation at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. The estimated market value of the seized narcotics is around HK$23 million. The operation took place on 5th April and was the result of meticulous risk assessment conducted by Customs officials.

During the inspection of a consolidated consignment, which was declared as containing auto parts and arrived in Hong Kong from the United States via sea, Customs officers discovered the illicit substances concealed within 18 vehicle wheels. Acting swiftly, the officers confiscated the batch of suspected cannabis buds.

Following the seizure, Hong Kong Customs initiated a thorough investigation. As part of their efforts, they carried out controlled delivery operations, leading to the subsequent arrest of a 36-year-old male consignee in Kwai Chung on 8th April. The arrested individual, who claimed to be a driver, is now released on bail pending further investigation.