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  1. Customs officers criticised as cannabis in airport bungle found

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Japanese customs officials have been criticised by the Hong Kong government, and airline and travel agencies after cannabis was left in a Hong Kong passenger's luggage ... of cannabis, valued at 1 million yen (HK$75,500), into the side pocket of a randomly selected suitcase arriving on Cathay Pacific flight CX520 with 282 passengers from Hong Kong. But his dog, which ...

  2. Man gets 8 years for cannabis haul

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A man was jailed yesterday for eight years after being arrested with more than 193kg of cannabis. Wong Wai-ping, a valet parking attendant at the New San Diego Hotel ... with two white packages that he placed on the passenger seat before driving off. He was stopped a short distance down the road and the car was searched. Police found two slabs of cannabis weighing ...

  3. Murders up 11 on same quarter last year

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Police reported 14 murders in the first three months of the year, 11 more than last year. But Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said crime and violence cases dropped by 6.1 per cent and 4.9 per cent, respectively, due mainly to fewer thefts, woundings and serious assaults. Seizures of cannabis and methamphetamine, or Ice, dropped by almost 100 per cent, ...

  4. Drugs worth HK$36 million seized

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police have seized HK$36 million worth of drugs hidden in furniture in Yuen Long and arrested five Hong Kong men on suspicion of drug trafficking. The haul included 162kg of suspected cannabis buds, 17.4kg of suspected Ice and 10,000 tablets of the drug Ecstasy. One of the suspects was charged with one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs and will appear in Tuen Mun ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bail extended for one week when he reported back to police yesterday. No charges have been laid. Tourist held with cannabis resin An Indian tourist was arrested at the airport allegedly with 1kg of cannabis resin with a street value of HK$100,000. The man, 23, who arrived on a flight from Bangladesh, was detained when he walked out of the arrival hall late on Monday. Shop worker ...

  6. Medi watch

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ned Lydon

    ... 'It's a nice bonus,' says team leader Valerie Beral. Cannabis more harmful than tobacco Smoking cannabis significantly increases the risk of developing lung cancer- even more so than ... to about 20 cigarettes in terms of the cancer risk, and that cannabis smoke contains twice the level of carcinogens, Reuters reports. Cannabis already may be responsible for one in 20 cases of lung ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S African arrested after HK$2.13m cannabis find Customs officers have arrested a South African man on suspicion of drug trafficking after 22kg of cannabis worth HK$2.13 million was found ... It was the third similar case this year. Customs officers arrested another two South African travellers and seized 38kg of cannabis in their luggage in separate cases in April. Health probe into tour group ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... O, at 4.53am on Saturday, when a taxi hit a bicycle. The cyclist died on Sunday. Witnesses can call 2305 7500. HK$30,000 of cannabis seized Six men were arrested and HK$30,000 worth of cannabis resin was seized in a raid by police and immigration officers on Chungking Mansions and Mirador Mansion in Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Wild pig caught in railings Railings in Po Shek Wu ...

  9. Medi watch

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sick for back pain or arthritis also increased the risk of premature death, Reuters reports. Cannabis 'less harmful than booze' Cannabis is significantly less harmful than alcohol ... attributed to cannabis poisoning, whereas alcohol and tobacco have killed hundreds of thousands in Britain alone. It said most of the problems associated with cannabis use 'are the result ...

  10. Drugs worth HK$36 million seized

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Anti-drug police officers have seized HK$36 million worth of illegal drugs hidden in furniture in Yuen Long and arrested five Hong Kong men on suspicion of drug trafficking. The haul- one of the biggest seizures this year- comprised 162kg of suspected cannabis buds, 17.4kg of suspected Ice, a methamphetamine, and 10,000 tablets of the drug Ecstasy. The party drugs were ...




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