A merchant who allegedly conspired with five people to smuggle 2,000 kilograms of cannabis into Canada is to face extradition proceedings at Eastern Court. Hong Kong police arrested Alva Cheng Hon-keung, 31, on July 22. More than 2,000 kg of Pakistani cannabis worth around C$18 million (HK$100 million) was discovered in containers on a Canada-bound ship in Britain, Lily Tse Lai-yee, SC, said. Canadian authorities have accused Cheng and five others of conspiring to import dangerous drugs. Ms Tse said Cheng allegedly possessed shipping documents relating to the containers. Cheng yesterday refused to be extradited to Canada. His lawyer argued he should be granted bail because Canadian courts had granted bail to the five alleged co-conspirators. Ms Tse opposed bail, saying Cheng did not have strong family ties in Hong Kong. Magistrate Garry Tallentire rejected Cheng's application for bail and remanded him in custody for an extradition hearing on December 1 and 2.