Hong Kong Customs today (August 17) seized 10 000 tablets of suspected Nimetazepam (Erimin 5) in Lo Wu Control Point. The total market value of the drugs was about $460,000.
Customs officers intercepted an incoming male passenger at Lo Wu Control Point this afternoon. A total of 10 000 tablets of suspected Nimetazepam were found containing in a recycle bag carried by that passenger. The 20-year-old male passenger was arrested.
The arrested man will be charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug and appear at the Fanling Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow (August 18).
Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Wednesday, August 17, 2016