City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 January, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 31 January, 2005, 12:00am


Three people arrested for allegedly trafficking drugs in two separate cases will appear in court today.

The first case involved the discovery of four packages of the drug Ice weighing 1.56kg at Chek Lap Kok on Saturday night. A 24-year-old man, surnamed Wu, was arrested and will appear in Tsuen Wan Court.

In the second case, a man and a woman, both 34, were arrested in their flat in To Kwa Wan. A dozen packs of cannabis, weighing about 1.3kg, and 20 grams of cocaine were found. The two will appear in Kowloon City Court.

link between fevers and school outbreak probed

The Health Department and the Hospital Authority are investigating after three children aged three to seven developed fevers in the developmental disabilities unit of Caritas Medical Centre.

Health officers are investigating whether the cases are related to this month's outbreak of upper respiratory tract infections at the Caritas Lok Yan School, which the children attend. Students and school staff have already been put under medical surveillance.

Stamp prices stay steady after $17m postal profit

Hongkong Post, which made $17 million in profit last financial year, will not increase stamp prices, said Postmaster-General Allan Chiang Yam-wang.

Speaking after the launch of Year of the Rooster stamps at the General Post Office in Central, Mr Chiang said the increase in revenue was mainly due to a rise in the number of deliveries of online purchases.