• May 20, 2024

Hong Kong Makes First CBD Arrest Since Start of Ban

 Hong Kong Makes First CBD Arrest Since Start of Ban

Credit: Proxima Studio

Credit: Proxima Studio

Customs officers have made Hong Kong’s first arrest over cannabidiol (CBD) products after taking a clubhouse worker into custody when he showed up to collect a parcel from Denmark containing two bottles of the recently banned oil.

Officers found two more used bottles of the same CBD skin oil and four grams of cannabis buds from the man’s locker at the clubhouse of a residence in Yau Ma Tei on Wednesday, according to SCMP.

Combined with the banned CBD product, the haul was worth about HK$5,000 ($637).

The case was the first such arrest and seizure since CBD was added to the Dangerous Drug Ordinance, according to Isaac Tsang Yau-chuen, a senior investigator from the customs airport investigation division.