Date
11 December 2017
Hong Kong prohibits the cultivation of cannabis and opium poppy and imposes hefty fines and imprisonment on offenders. Photo: Bloomberg
Hong Kong prohibits the cultivation of cannabis and opium poppy and imposes hefty fines and imprisonment on offenders. Photo: Bloomberg

Student busted over suspected dorm cannabis plant, paper says

A 21-year-old Hong Kong University student was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of growing cannabis in his dormitory, Ming Pao Daily News reported over the weekend, citing the police.

School authorities called the police after being tipped off about suspicious plants in a public area on the first floor of Lee Shau Kee Hall.

After the arrest, the man, surnamed Auyang, told police the plants were just for fun. Police are investigating their source, the report said.

Hong Kong’s dangerous drugs ordinance prohibits cultivation of cannabis and opium poppy. Offenders are liable to a fine of up to HK$100,000 and imprisonment for up to 15 years.

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