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HK police seize 10.1 mln HK dollar worth of Cannabis
2007-06-02 04:15:19 Xinhua English

HONG KONG, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong police had arrested a 36-year-old man for trafficking in dangerous drugs following the seizure of 195 kilograms of suspected Cannabis, Hong Kong police said here Saturday.

Following intensive investigations into a local drug trafficking syndicate, Hong Kong Police Narcotics Bureau officers mounted an operation and arrested a 36-year-old man at No. 2 Tat Wan Road in Tai Po at about 5 p.m. Friday, according to the police.

He was brought back to a stone hut adjacent to No. 18A Sun Uk Ka Tsuen in Sheung Wun Yiu where a total of 195 slabs of vacuum-packed cannabis herbs weighed one kilogram each were found in the hut.

The seizure could fetch some 10.1 million HK dollars (1.3 million U.S. dollars) in the retail market, said the police.

Police said that they believed to have smashed a major drug syndicate which shipped cannabis into Hong Kong from Cambodia for distribution to meet the local market demand.

The 36-year-old man will be charged with two counts of trafficking in dangerous drugs and he will appear in Fanling Magistrates' Courts on Monday, according to the police.

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