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  1. Man admits growing cannabis

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Li Kwan-yat, a 38-year-old jobless man, pleaded guilty in the District Court yesterday to one charge of cultivating cannabis, but denied two charges of trafficking in the drug. The court heard that customs officers found 268 cannabis plants weighing 8.2kg when they raided Li's workshop at the Veristrong Industrial Centre in Fo Tan on January 24. A further 2kg ...

  2. Man grew cannabis plants in bedroom

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A debt-ridden man confessed yesterday to cultivating 339 cannabis plants, worth more than HK$223,000, in two flats. Poon Wun-kwong, 51, pleaded guilty in the District Court to cultivating the plants in the bedroom at his Tuen Mun village house and a rented flat in Yuen Long. Poon, who had incurred a HK$500,000 debt, had been growing cannabis from seeds he ordered ...

  3. Lawyer fined for growing cannabis

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A lawyer who grew cannabis at his mother's home was fined HK$10,000 yesterday. Lee Kok-hing, 55, had admitted cultivating 73 cannabis plants and possessing cannabis seeds. He grew the plants, which weighed a total of 190 grams, at his mother's home in New Market Street, Central, between the end of 2008 and December 5 last year. His mother was not told. ...

  4. Marijuana crop on show

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Cannabis plants found disguised as normal plants with paper flowers are displayed yesterday after police raids this week on the roof-top of a Sai Kung house. An American man, 45, and his Filipino wife, 30, were arrested on the premises and will appear in Kwun Tong Court charged with one count of cultivating cannabis plants and one count of obstructing a police ...

  5. Nepali tourist arrested after swallowing cannabis

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A Nepali tourist who swallowed about 1kg of cannabis resin was arrested when he arrived at Chek Lap Kok Airport. During an X-ray examination, customs officers discovered about ... It was revealed the man swallowed 92 pellets of cannabis resin before travelling to Hong Kong. The pellets were recovered after the man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 'The pellets, measuring ...

  6. Pot-in-the-post smugglers feed a budding habit

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs officers say airmail packs of marijuana are arriving from Canada at the rate of one a day Airmail parcels full of cannabis are arriving in Hong Kong at the rate ... by the authorities to stop the trade. Customs investigators here have stepped up co-operation with Canadian police to block the drugs being mailed into Hong Kong. Officers have seized 10kg of cannabis buds ...

  7. City Briefs

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hours. Man faces court after seizure of cannabis haul Customs officers raided a greenhouse in an industrial building in Fo Tan on Wednesday, arresting a 38-year-old man and seizing 267 potted cannabis plants and 2.3kg of cannabis. A police spokesman said officers found a further 1.4kg of cannabis at the man's home. Police said the haul would be worth about HK$410,000 if sold ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to take drugs as a solution. Kalaya Moore, Lamma Island Once again there is the mistake of associating cannabis with other so-called soft drugs, ketamine and Ecstasy. The link is fictional at best. The fact remains that every independent study of cannabis use has found it less dangerous and damaging than alcohol and cigarettes (two legal substances). In one study last year, tobacco ...

  9. Drugs worth HK$36 million seized

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police have seized HK$36 million worth of drugs hidden in furniture in Yuen Long and arrested five Hong Kong men on suspicion of drug trafficking. The haul included 162kg of suspected cannabis buds, 17.4kg of suspected Ice and 10,000 tablets of the drug Ecstasy. One of the suspects was charged with one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs and will appear in Tuen Mun ...

  10. Detection rate hits low point

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The 8kg of cannabis seized was a rise of 166.7 per cent. Lo said there was no information showing that drug cases had become more serious in Hong Kong. 'In the past 10 years, there have been rises and falls in the amount of drugs seized, including heroin, ketamine and cannabis,' he said. 'The numbers of seizures are related to many factors, like the amount produced, demand ...




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