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  1. 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 ...

  2. City briefs

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Customs seizes cannabis sent by post from canada Airmail shipments containing cannabis buds that were sent from Canada last week at the rate of 16 packages a day have stopped arriving ... at Chek Lap Kok on December 3. Officers seized nearly 1.6kg of cannabis buds with a street value of HK$480,000 from 95 packages that arrived between December 3 and 8. officer accused of theft ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and seized quantities of the illegal drugs cannabis, ketamine and Ice worth more than HK$33,000 from a house in Shui Tau Tsuen, Yuen Long. Drink-driving suspect held Police arrested a man, 47, ...

  4. Couple sought over expat's death in Western

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are seeking a South American couple after a man's body was found in their flat at Cheong King Court, High Street, Western. The two were seen leaving the building carrying luggage on Tuesday night shortly before a tip-off led police to discover the body of the man, also believed to be a South American and in his 30s. Small quantities of cocaine and cannabis ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to take drugs as a solution. Kalaya Moore, Lamma Island Once again there is the mistake of associating cannabis with other so-called soft drugs, ketamine and Ecstasy. The link is fictional at best. The fact remains that every independent study of cannabis use has found it less dangerous and damaging than alcohol and cigarettes (two legal substances). In one study last year, tobacco ...

  6. Fok's grandson gets criminal record

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu He also receives 'small fine' of $1,500 for possessing cannabis A grandson of tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung walked out of Eastern Court yesterday with a criminal record and a $1,500 fine after he admitted possessing cannabis and a water pipe for smoking the drug. This is the first criminal offence for 18-year-old Jason Fok Kai-chung, who was caught with 10.27 grams ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Force of habits: the end for global drug prohibition?

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:20pm by MCT

    ... there were 41; in 2012, 73. Similar figures are reported from around the world. These drugs cater to all sorts of tastes. Many are synthetic versions of cannabis. Some are herbal. Others ... A 2010 study by Chris Wilkins, from New Zealand's Massey University, found that 86 per cent of BZP users combined the pills with other drugs- usually alcohol but also cannabis and ecstasy. ...

  8. News - World - DRUGS

    Uruguay makes the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana legal

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 10:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Montevideo, Uruguay State takes control of marijuana market in experiment that will be watched by other nations Uruguay legalises cannabis trade Uruguay has become the first ... "Cultivating freedom, Uruguay grows". Cannabis consumers will be able to buy a maximum of 40 grams of the drug each month from licensed pharmacies as long as they are Uruguayan residents over ...

  9. In Brief

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

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

  10. Trader faces trafficking charges

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 22-year-old businessman will appear in Fanling Court today charged with drug trafficking after 10kg of cannabis resin worth HK$950,000 was allegedly seized from his travel bag. The seizure was made when customs officers inspected a car driven by a Hong Kong man, carrying several passengers, at the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint on Monday. The driver was arrested, ...




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