Hong Kong is a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), guided by the “one country, two systems” principle: unlike the communist PRC, Hong Kong is a free trade capitalist economy and one of the world's finance capitals. The economy is largely service-driven, with low taxation, and the culture was heavily influenced by the more than 150-year period during which the region was a British colony. In all matters except the military and foreign policy, Hong Kong is granted near-total autonomy.

The Customs and Excise Department is tasked with all things related to smuggling, including drug trafficking, in which capacity it works alongside the Hong Kong Police Force. Hong Kong is a popular transit destination for the trade of most drugs, particularly marijuana, ...

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