1112 ARRESTEE FRAMED TO POSSESS DRUGS HAD HIS PROSECUTION WITHDRAWN AS THE POWDER WAS THEN PROVED NOT TO BE DANGEROUS DRUG AFTER TEST
Due to the mass strikes on November 2019, there were multiple demonstrations in many districts. As a general contractor was found to possess a box-cutter, a box of blades, two boxes of nails, two blue chisels, and some powder while being stopped and searched by police officers, he was then charged with possession of offensive weapons in public place and possession of dangerous drugs. During today’s trial, the prosecutor changed the charge into possession of offensive weapon, and withdrew the prosecution of possession of dangerous drugs since the powder did not contain any dangerous drugs after tested in the laboratory.
The 22-year-old defendant is now being charged with possession of offensive weapon as he possessed a box-cutter, a box of blades, two boxes of nails, two blue chisels without reasonable excuse near the junction of Lockhart Road and Cannon Street in Causeway Bay on 12th November 2019.
The Magistrate Veronica Heung Shuk-Han adjourned the case to 27th March for trial. The defendant was allowed to continue to release on bail with payment of HK$5,000 and payment of surety of HK$5,000 by his father, as well as half-hour shorter curfew hours.