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Hong Kong teens are importing cannabis products at alarming rates

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Customs officials in Hong Kong are sounding the alarm about teenagers importing cannabis and cannabis products into the country, reports South China Morning Post . Over the past four months, several teens have been arrested in connection to HK$45 million ($7.6 million) worth of illicit drugs that were brought into the country by air. Why is China mad at Canada and the U.S. for legalizing marijuana? Hong Kong cafe works around cannabis laws to serve CBD snacks to the masses Hong Kong and Canada partner up to curb cannabis smuggling By weight, 380 kilograms of drugs have been seized over the past four months, which is a 211 per cent increase from the first half of the year, a senior customs official told SCMP . During that same time period, five secondary students, aged 15 to 17, have been arrested. Custom officials posed a couriers and made deliveries to the teens, who were arrested after allegedly collecting the illicit parcels. Acting senior superintendent Rita Li Yim-ping of the department’s syndicate crimes investigation unit called the trend “worrying.” “Some claimed they were helping friends collect [the parcels], while others received monetary rewards,” she said, adding that the amount of drugs seized so far his year has already doubles last year’s seizures. Assistant Superintendent Yuen Wai-ming of customs’ airport command told the paper that nearly 90 per cent of the seizure’s this year have originated from Canada and the United States. Last year, custom officials also noted a spike in cannabis coming into the country and pointed a finger at Canada for an alleged 500 per cent increase in cannabis seizures . By legalizing the plant, critics argued Canada had changed the public perception of cannabis in Hong Kong. Officials recently issued an alert reminding Hong Kong residents that they should not…

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