Police seize HKD10 million worth of cannabis buds after smoking out pot dealers in Sha Tin

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Four suspected drug dealers were arrested after police seized 58 kilograms of cannabis buds worth up to HKD10 million from their cars over the weekend.

The Narcotics Bureau received a tip about people using a 200 square foot industrial unit on Sui Wo Road in Sha Tin to store cannabis for distribution. Following an in-depth investigation, police officers located a suspect in a parked car in Tai Wai at around noon yesterday. A search of the man’s car yielded nine boxes containing 130 packets of cannabis buds, weighing a total of 35 kilograms.

Later, investigating officers followed a lead to a parking lot on Che Kung Miu Road. As police approached the suspected drug dealer’s car, however, the driver, surnamed Yip, tried to make a break for it and sped off, but crashed into a police car in the process.

After stopping the car, police officers found two boxes inside, which contained 80 packets of cannabis buds, weighing a total of around 23 kilograms, according to HK01.

Four Hong Kong men, aged 20 to 48, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking. Of course, Yip was also charged with dangerous driving for his smashing work at the wheel. Police believe these suspects are key members of a drug syndicate responsible for trafficking and distributing dangerous drugs to the Hong Kong market.

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