(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Director may issue a diversion licence authorizing the person named therein to divert the dangerous drug in transit specified therein to such country as may be specified therein.
(2) The Director shall not issue a diversion licence under subsection (1) except-
(a) on production to him of a valid import certificate issued by a competent authority in the country to which the dangerous drug in transit is to be diverted; or
(b) if that country is not a party to the Conventions, on production to him of evidence which satisfies him that the dangerous drug in transit is to be consigned to the country to which it is to be diverted in a lawful manner and for a lawful purpose.
(3) On the issue of a diversion licence under subsection (1), the export authorization or diversion certificate (if any) accompanying the dangerous drug when it was imported into Hong Kong shall be detained by the Director and returned to the authority by which it was issued, together with a notice of the name of the country to which the dangerous drug has been diverted.
(4) When a diversion licence is issued to any person under subsection (1), the Director shall also issue to that person a copy of the licence.