$2M of Cannabis Sent from Canada to Hong Kong

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$2M of Cannabis Sent from Canada to Hong Kong

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:31 pm

:shock: I'm gobsmacked. Cannabis is being smuggled from Canada to Asia. What is the world coming to ?

Biggest cannabis seizure in a decade at Hong Kong airport
Clifford Lo
South China Morning Post
Jan 23, 2020

Customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport have made their biggest cannabis seizure in a decade, finding HK$12 million (S$2 million) worth of the drug hidden in loudspeakers and airmailed from Canada, a senior official said on Thursday.

A 50-year-old man - a driver for a logistics company - was arrested when he arrived at the cargo terminal to pick up the consignment on Friday.

Later, customs officers posing as delivery workers made a controlled delivery of the goods to a Sheung Shui village at the request of the consignee the same day, but no further arrests were made.

According to the Customs and Excise Department, the haul was found hidden in a parcel declared as containing loudspeakers and airmailed to the city from Toronto.

After officers selected it for inspection on Friday, X-ray examination showed suspicious images. Inside each carton, customs officers found two loudspeakers.

"It was empty inside the wooden cases of loudspeakers. No wirings or other installations were found inside the case," Superintendent Barry Chu Yin-min, head of the department's drug investigation group, said.

Inside each loudspeaker shell, officers found four slabs of cannabis bud stuffed in plastic bags and then wrapped in aluminium foil. Each slab weighed 550 grams, and the 128 pieces added up to about 70.4kg of the drug in total.

"The wrappings were intended to evade frontline officers' detection and prevent detective dogs from sniffing out the drug," Chu said.

He said the haul had an estimated street value of HK$12 million, and it was the biggest cannabis stash detected at the airport in a decade.
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Re: $2M of Cannabis Sent from Canada to Hong Kong

Post by WildA » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:47 am

Its all abut quality. If you are from the The Greatest Country or the Great White North, you are smoking primo at home. Primo. Last year I rolled off the plane to LAX and was in the dispensary before I got a room, Med Men has fabulous wax.

Folks are getting $600 for a lid of Cali outdoor in Bangkok. The local stuff in Thailand is totally sad and unsmokeable except up in Isaan and its all being made into oil anyway. The local Cambodian stuff is equivalent to low grade Cali outdoor so its useable. The local hash is equivalent to the cheaper stuff in the USA.

Thailand will legalize it for recreation in five years or so...thats my prediction. Cambodia will follow. Then folks need to teach them to grow,
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Re: $2M of Cannabis Sent from Canada to Hong Kong

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:56 am

WildA wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:47 am
Its all abut quality. If you are from the The Greatest Country or the Great White North, you are smoking primo at home. Primo. Last year I rolled off the plane to LAX and was in the dispensary before I got a room, Med Men has fabulous wax.

Folks are getting $600 for a lid of Cali outdoor in Bangkok. The local stuff in Thailand is totally sad and unsmokeable except up in Isaan and its all being made into oil anyway. The local Cambodian stuff is equivalent to low grade Cali outdoor so its useable. The local hash is equivalent to the cheaper stuff in the USA.

Thailand will legalize it for recreation in five years or so...thats my prediction. Cambodia will follow. Then folks need to teach them to grow,
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Not all is being made into oil :beer3: I believe the seeds came from The Great White North.
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Re: $2M of Cannabis Sent from Canada to Hong Kong

Post by angsta » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:39 am

Anchor Moy wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:31 pm
:shock: I'm gobsmacked. Cannabis is being smuggled from Canada to Asia. What is the world coming to ?

Biggest cannabis seizure in a decade at Hong Kong airport
Clifford Lo
South China Morning Post
Jan 23, 2020

Customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport have made their biggest cannabis seizure in a decade, finding HK$12 million (S$2 million) worth of the drug hidden in loudspeakers and airmailed from Canada, a senior official said on Thursday.

A 50-year-old man - a driver for a logistics company - was arrested when he arrived at the cargo terminal to pick up the consignment on Friday.

Later, customs officers posing as delivery workers made a controlled delivery of the goods to a Sheung Shui village at the request of the consignee the same day, but no further arrests were made.

According to the Customs and Excise Department, the haul was found hidden in a parcel declared as containing loudspeakers and airmailed to the city from Toronto.

After officers selected it for inspection on Friday, X-ray examination showed suspicious images. Inside each carton, customs officers found two loudspeakers.

"It was empty inside the wooden cases of loudspeakers. No wirings or other installations were found inside the case," Superintendent Barry Chu Yin-min, head of the department's drug investigation group, said.

Inside each loudspeaker shell, officers found four slabs of cannabis bud stuffed in plastic bags and then wrapped in aluminium foil. Each slab weighed 550 grams, and the 128 pieces added up to about 70.4kg of the drug in total.

"The wrappings were intended to evade frontline officers' detection and prevent detective dogs from sniffing out the drug," Chu said.

He said the haul had an estimated street value of HK$12 million, and it was the biggest cannabis stash detected at the airport in a decade.
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Re: $2M of Cannabis Sent from Canada to Hong Kong

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:57 am

"but nobody would be that stupid to send it in speakers, we were seeing that in 1972"
"yea, but there some stupid people out there an they might think, we think NOBODY could be that stupid"
"yea, there dope smugglers, we better check "


Off topic a bit but.....

Good read an some inventive ways peope were using 50 years ago.
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Re: $2M of Cannabis Sent from Canada to Hong Kong

Post by canucklhead » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:01 am

Ive heard first hand of massive oversupply in TO. The price quoted was 100$ an oz. retail. Thats cdn. $.
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