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Nimetazepam

 

Nimetazepam

Also known as

  • 'Erimin-5'.

Description

  • 'Erimin-5' is a type of depressant taken orally by the user in tablet form. Depressants are drugs which help a person to calm down and sleep. However, excessive use will lead to harmful effects.

Effects and Dangers

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Distorted judgement, sight and thinking
  • Difficulty in speaking, moving and co-ordinating bodily functions
  • Poor memory and concentration

Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Anxiety and jittery feelings
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea, vomiting, quickened heart beat, excessive sweating, violent shaking and stomach cramps
  • Mental confusion
  • Fits

Penalties

Possession or consumption of Nimetazepam:

  • Up to 10 years of imprisonment or S$20,000 fine or BOTH

Illegal traffic of Nimetazepam:

  • Up to 10 years of imprisonment and 5 strokes of the cane

Illegal import or export of Nimetazepam:

  • Up to 20 years of imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane
Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 August 2013