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  1. Trafficker sent to treatment centre

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A man was sentenced to a drug-addiction treatment centre for cultivating cannabis and trafficking in the drug. Li Kwan-yat, 38, pleaded guilty in the District Court to one count of cultivating cannabis and was convicted of two counts of trafficking. The court was told that on January 24 customs officers found 268 cannabis plants weighing 8.2kg when they raided ...

  2. Cannabis case prompts tighter policy in selection of anti-drugs ambassadors

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... Vivian Li The selection of anti-drug ambassadors will be handled with more care in future, says the chairman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics after a recent cannabis case ... arrested in Japan on suspicion of shoplifting and drug possession, after a small amount of cannabis was allegedly found on Kwan. The pair took part in a government anti-drug campaign two years ago. ...

  3. Briton appears in court on drug charge

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man British carpenter John Minney, 42, appeared in Eastern Court yesterday charged with drug possession. Minney, described as a tourist in court documents, was arrested on Lamma Island on Saturday allegedly in possession of 14.5 grams of cocaine and 1 gram of cannabis resin. The case was adjourned to December 14 and Minney was remanded in custody. ...

  4. Hair tests to detect addiction

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The government plans to have a full-scale hair drug-testing service in the fourth quarter after launching a pilot scheme yesterday. Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong said tests can detect commonly abused drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, Ecstasy, Ice, ketamine and also cough syrup. Results are normally available in three days. Wong said while urinalysis ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... nickname, "down in Hong Kong, down the K-Hole". Cannabis, it seems, has taken its place as the drug of choice. The overall drop may be good news, but what about the large number ...

  6. Poverty drives deadly game

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The risk is severe- death by hanging- and yet there is no shortage of Indonesians, mostly poverty-stricken Acehnese, willing to carry cannabis across the Strait of Malacca into Malaysia where the cargo finds a ready market. The profits are huge, human rights lawyers say. In Aceh, 1kg of cannabis costs M$6 (HK$13), but once across the water ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... night. The drugs are believed to be cocaine and cannabis. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Losing weight no longer a drag

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new drug that both increases weight loss and helps smokers kick the habit has shown promising results in clinical trials. Rimonabant, developed after research into why cannabis users experience a fierce appetite after smoking the drug, is being hailed as a possible solution to two of the world's most pressing health issues. Full report- A12 ...

  10. Teenagers experimenting with drugs at 15, says narcotics chief

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Vidal and Kelvin Kwan Chor-yiu, arrested for possessing cannabis in Tokyo, has raised public awareness. Ms Wong said she 'did not exclude the possibility' that some schools hide ...




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