Pot, Inc: Inside Medical Marijuana, America's Most Outlaw Industry

Pot, Inc: Inside Medical Marijuana, America's Most Outlaw Industry by Greg Campbell Sterling

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Marijuana farm in Kowloon City flat

Police yesterday uncovered an indoor marijuana farm in a Kowloon City flat after a tip-off.

They found 400 fully grown plants and hundreds of cannabis sprouts in the 350 sq ft flat, which was divided into cubicles and fitted with plant-growing equipment.

Also seized were 29 sets of solar lights used to speed plant growth and a water sprinkler system.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Rise in bogus kidnapping calls, security chief warns

The secretary for security yesterday warned about an increase in the number of phone scams involving bogus kidnapping threats.

'Con men call a mother and say her son has been kidnapped, and demand a ransom; in fact there is no [kidnap],' Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said after attending a fight-crime committee.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

600 cannabis plants seized in Yuen Long

Police seized 600 cannabis plants yesterday at a two-storey Yuen Long house used as a base for growing, packing and distributing marijuana.

The plants were growing in four of the six bedrooms in the house, off Shui Tsiu San Tsuen Road. The windows and doors of the flat had been sealed with plastic tape to contain the strong smell of cannabis, police said.

5 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Couple sought over expat's death in Western

Police are seeking a South American couple after a man's body was found in their flat at Cheong King Court, High Street, Western. The two were seen leaving the building carrying luggage on Tuesday night shortly before a tip-off led police to discover the body of the man, also believed to be a South American and in his 30s. Small quantities of cocaine and cannabis were found.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Briton appears in court on drug charge

British carpenter John Minney, 42, appeared in Eastern Court yesterday charged with drug possession. Minney, described as a tourist in court documents, was arrested on Lamma Island on Saturday allegedly in possession of 14.5 grams of cocaine and 1 gram of cannabis resin. The case was adjourned to December 14 and Minney was remanded in custody.

3 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Man gets 8 years for cannabis haul

A man was jailed yesterday for eight years after being arrested with more than 193kg of cannabis.

Wong Wai-ping, a valet parking attendant at the New San Diego Hotel in Kowloon, pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance yesterday to two counts of trafficking in a dangerous drug.

27 May 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Project gets big thumbs down

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Murders up 11 on same quarter last year

Police reported 14 murders in the first three months of the year, 11 more than last year. But Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said crime and violence cases dropped by 6.1 per cent and 4.9 per cent, respectively, due mainly to fewer thefts, woundings and serious assaults.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Biggest cannabis nursery busted

1,500 plants seized along with equipment able to substantially speed up growth of marijuana

Police yesterday seized 1,500 cannabis plants and equipment used to speed up their growth from what they said was the city's biggest marijuana nursery.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Special armed escorts for seized drugs

Millions of dollars worth of illegal narcotics secretly go up in smoke every month

About once a month, a special police taskforce secretly delivers millions of dollars worth of drugs to an incinerator.

The cargo of seized drugs, locked and secured in sacks and boxes, are destined to go up in smoke in the Tsing Yi incinerator.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Poverty drives deadly game

The risk is severe - death by hanging - and yet there is no shortage of Indonesians, mostly poverty-stricken Acehnese, willing to carry cannabis across the Strait of Malacca into Malaysia where the cargo finds a ready market.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Pair face court over HK$1.13m haul

Police arrested a couple and allegedly seized HK$1.13 million worth of drugs in a raid on a flat in Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok. Police said they had information that the flat was being used as a drug packaging and distribution centre. Officers said they found 118 grams of cocaine, 5,510 tablets of Ecstasy, 7.6kg of cannabis, 80 grams of ketamine and small amount of Ice.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Shop pulls hemp pasta before police visit

Organic food store ThreeSixty removed spaghetti made from hemp flour from its shelves before police showed up yesterday to investigate whether the pasta contained any traces of illegal cannabis.

24 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Police raids net two suspected masterminds of cannabis distribution ring

Police believe they have smashed a major cannabis distributor after officers arrested two suspects and seized about 49kg of cannabis buds worth HK$6.86 million yesterday.

The operation, which came after a month-long investigation, saw more than 50 officers descend on two drug premises in Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long shortly before 4pm.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am