Customs office to conduct special crackdown on marijuana smuggling during Black Friday season

All Headlines
North Korea
Sports
Top News
Most Viewed
Korean Newspaper Headlines
Today in Korean History
Yonhap News Summary
Editorials from Korean Dailies
URL is copied.
INCHEON, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) — The customs office at Incheon International Airport will launch a special crackdown on drug smuggling ahead of Black Friday and other seasonal sales in the United States, officials said Monday.
The seven-week crackdown will last for seven weeks through the end of the year, officials said.
Smuggling of marijuana could jump during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which fall after Thanksgiving in the fourth week of November, as discounts are offered during the holiday shopping period in places where the use of marijuana is legal, officials said.
Even if marijuana-related items are purchased from places where they are legal, they are prohibited in South Korea, and those who bring them in would be punished, officials said.
The customs office advised people to check if products contain weed or hashish when buying them online or in the U.S., noting many daily items, such as jellies, chocolates, cosmetics and health food products, could have drugs in them.
“We will beef up inspections on travelers’ belongings, express cargo and international shipments during the special crackdown period,” the office said.

nyway@yna.co.kr
(END)
All News
National
North Korea
Market
Business
Culture/K-pop
Sports
Images
Videos
Top News
Most Viewed
Korean Newspaper Headlines
Today in Korean History
Yonhap News Summary
Editorials from Korean Dailies
Korea in Brief
Useful Links
Festival Calendar
Weather
Advertise with Yonhap News Agency

source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

63  ⁄  nine  =