March 21st, 2019
RE: Products made with Marijuana
This letter contains request from Korea Customs relating to the products made with Marijuana.
With legalization of Marijuana in some parts of North America, Korea custom is facing a significant increase in confiscation of marijuana, marijuana cartridge, marijuana chocolate, marijuana jelly etc.
Any form of marijuana is illegal in Korea and both sender/receiver can be subject to an investigation. Transportation of marijuana comes with up to 5year in prison terms or up USD45,000 in penalties.
Korea customs request that all airlines and forwarders to closely monitor their shipments to prevent marijuana and/or products made with marijuana from entering Korea.
Thank you for your cooperation
Jin Mok Kim
Cargo Division Director
Regional Headquarters, Americas