Saisie de drogue le 9 mars 2017

Rapport du Fact Finding Committee sur la saisie de drogue du 9 Mars 2017

L’ex Juge de la Cour Suprême a rendu son rapport concernant la différence de poids lors de la saisie record de drogue par la l’ADSU et les services de Douane.

Cabinet has taken note of the Report of the Fact Finding Committee set up to look into the alleged discrepancy in the weight of Heroin seized and secured by ADSU and the Customs Services chaired by Justice Paul Lam Shang Leen, former Judge of the Supreme Court. The main findings of the Report of the Committee are, inter alia:

(a) the provisions of section 58 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 2000 and Part VIII of the Police Standing Orders No. 138 have been scrupulously complied with by the designated Exhibit Officer;

(b) the chain of continuity has been scrupulously recorded at the ADSU Exhibit Room with regard to documents produced, as per the Exhibit Register Book;

(c) the disparity regarding the reading of the weights obtained by ADSU on
09 March 2017 could be accounted for by use of a handheld scale, the accuracy of which was uncertain albeit that the scale was calibrated; and

(d) the Committee is satisfied that having regard to the tight security around the six Exhibits at the time when they were removed from the Freight Terminal to the ADSU Headquarters for sealing and weighing, their removal to the ADSU Exhibit Room for safekeeping, their removal to the FSL and back with tight security, there has been no disappearance of the substance found to be heroin by FSL.

The Committee has recommended a series of measures so that in the future no such misunderstanding should crop up especially regarding the handling of drugs by the two Agencies concerned. The Ministry of Defence would follow up with all relevant stakeholders for the timely implementation of the recommendations made in the Report.

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