Customs officers at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal arrested a foreign man suspected of trafficking in about 15,000 tablets of Nimetazepam (Erimin-5) with an estimated value of HK$0.93 million yesterday (April 5).
At about 4pm yesterday, Customs officers intercepted for inspection the 19-year-old foreign male who had arrived from Macau, and found about 15,000 tablets of Nimetazepam (Erimin-5) from five food carton boxes contained in a luggage case that he was carrying.
The arrested man has been charged with the offence "Trafficking in a dangerous drug". He will appear at Eastern Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (April 7).
Drug trafficking is a serious offence. Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, the maximum penalty for drug trafficking is up to life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.
Ends/Tuesday, April 6, 2010