Filipina’s drug case elevated to District Court


The case was too serious to be tried at the magistracy level

The case against an overstaying former domestic helper who
was arrested with substantial amounts of drugs in her possession, was elevated
to the District Court Friday. At the hearing at Eastern Court, prosecutors said a new charge would be added to the  three earlier filed against her.

Emilia Tamorite, 43 years old, was remanded in jail custody
by Magistrate Vivian Ho
until the next hearing at the District Court on May 23.

Tamorite’s first charge resulted from her arrest on Sept. 7,
last year at the staircase of Leishun Court on Leighton Road in Causeway Bay. Allegedly seized from her was 2.6 grams of dried marijuana leaves.

A bigger quantity of dangerous drugs was allegedly found on Sept. 23 in
a her flat in Shing Kung Mansion on Electric Road, North Point.

Seized at the time were 6,658.2 grams of a solid containing
traces of tetrahydocannabinol, 7.91 grams of a solid containing 0.07 gram of tetrahydocannabinol,
19.94 grams of a liquid containing 13.72 grams of tetrahydocannabinol, 67.9
grams of a solid containg 0.42 grams of psilocin, 163.72 grams of dried marijuana
leaves, 9.93 grams of a solid containing 7.5 grams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine,
85 tablets containing a total of 14.1 grams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine,
3.79 grams of crystalline solid containing 0.87 grams of methamphetamine
chloride (or shabu), 1.27 grams of a solid containing 0.87 gram of coccaine, and
10 pieces of paper containing traces of lysergide.

During investigation, police also found out that Tamorite had
overstayed her visa, having been allowed to enter and stay in Hong Kong as a domestic
helper until July 9, 2020 but stayed on until she was arrested on Sept. 25, 2023.

Tamorite’s latest charge involves an additional substance, 264.61
grams of a liquid containing nicotine, allegedly found in her possession when she was
arrested at her flat.


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