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  1. News - World - DRUGS

    Six-year British study says cannabis use should not be criminal offence

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... The Guardian in London Six-year study urges the decriminalising of possession of small amount of controlled drugs Cannabis users 'should not be prosecuted' A six-year study ... the criminal sanctions faced by the 42,000 people sentenced each year for possession of all drugs- and the 160,000 given cannabis warnings- should instead face simple civil penalties such as a fine, ...

  2. Customs seize illicit drugs worth $60,000

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ROBIN KWONG Updated at 5.31pm: Hong Kong Customs officers seized 67 grams of cocaine and 94 grams of herbal cannabis, worth about $60,000, in an anti-drug operation on Monday night, ... grams of herbal cannabis and a batch of drug paraphernalia in the 21-year-old's home. The total seizure was worth about $60,000. It was believed that the seized drugs were intended for sale ...

  3. Children succumb to drug temptation

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent), and cannabis (48.1 per cent). Most of the respondents said they used drugs at discos in Hong Kong (52.6 per cent), discos on the mainland (38.3 per cent), and friends' homes ...

  4. Two jailed over pig farm drug plant

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... been converted into a plant to make drugs. Chan also pleaded guilty to separate counts of possessing cannabis and trafficking in it. A search of the former pig farm near Tuen Mun turned up 2,636.91 grams of pure Ice, as well as a variety of drug manufacturing paraphernalia and a small amount of herbal cannabis. 'Ice... is an exceedingly harmful drug,' Mr Justice Alan Wright ...

  5. 4 held over HK$1m of cocaine

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... At about 1.30am the man came out of the building with two women carrying luggage and police stopped and searched them. A small quantity of cannabis was found on one of the women. The trio refused ...

  6. Sharp fall in drug arrests after two-year campaign

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... this year, compared with last year. As the seizure of illegal drugs including heroin, cannabis, Ice and Ecstasy fell sharply over the same period, the seizure of cocaine increased by more than 1,100 ...

  7. 90pc surge in teenagers arrested over drugs

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

    ... of cannabis and methamphetamine, commonly known as Ice, surged in the first eight months, but seizures of ketamine fell drastically from 412kg to 60kg. The security chief said the drop in ketamine ...

  8. Surge in drug crimes, family abuse

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... the previous number. More than 440kg of cannabis was found, up from 34kg, and more than 42,000 tablets of Ecstasy were discovered, compared with 3,062 in the first six months last year. Mr Lee ...



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