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  1. Use of cocaine surges with easier supply

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com More people are using cocaine in the city because it's cheaper and easier to get hold of, the government's anti-drug advisory body says. The warning comes after police seized more than 130kg of the drug- one of the largest hauls this year- early yesterday morning and arrested six members of an overseas syndicate. The cocaine had ...

  2. Cocaine bust smashes two drug rings

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong Police smashed two drug trafficking syndicates following the arrest of two men and the seizure of 147 kilograms of cocaine yesterday. The haul, which police said had a street ... and were found to be carrying one kilogram of cocaine, Ribeiro said. The men were then taken to a flat in Tsim Sha Tsui, which police suspected was being used as a warehouse to store the drug. ...

  3. Cocaine seizures up four times on total for last year

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Cocaine seizures in Hong Kong so far this year are up nearly four times on the amount captured for the whole of last year- boosted by two large hauls in two months. But police ... and would not have been redistributed overseas. This year, more than 473kg of cocaine has been seized by police and customs officers compared to 121kg last year and 64kg in 2008. Ribeiro said police ...

  4. 300kg haul of cocaine found in NT house

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok and Joshua But A village head and his family members in Fanling are being investigated after police found about 300 kilograms of cocaine worth HK$300 million in his house- ... the haul, which was stored in dozens of boxes. Police estimated the high-quality drug was worth about HK$300 million on the street. In 2007, customs seized 160 kilograms of cocaine with a street ...

  5. Warning after local tests find cocaine in drink

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Importers and retailers were urged yesterday to stop taking the caffeinated energy drink Red Bull after the government found it contained traces of cocaine. The Government Laboratory confirmed that samples of Red Bull Cola, Red Bull Sugar-free and Red Bull Energy Drink contained 0.1 to 0.3 micrograms of cocaine per litre. Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong Pik-yee ...

  6. $HK5.8m cocaine haul at airport

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Customs officers intercepted more than 8kg of cocaine worth HK$5.8 million at the airport. Twelve bricks of it were found in the luggage of male Malaysian national arriving from Surinam on Saturday. A West African man, 38, who came to collect the haul was arrested in Jordan. Another 600g was found in an Indian man's luggage yesterday. The three will appear in Tsuen ...

  7. HK man charged over HK$430m cocaine haul

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney A Hong Kong man appeared in court in Sydney yesterday after police broke up a huge drug-smuggling operation, seizing 140kg of cocaine with a street value of A$68 million (HK$428.6 million). It was Sydney's second-largest seizure of cocaine, and the nation's fifth largest. Carvin Cheng, 59, was refused bail when he appeared in Central Local Court ...

  8. Peruvians seized with 7kg of cocaine

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... carrying 7kg of cocaine in their stomachs as part of an international operation to smash a South American drug syndicate. Customs officers arrested a 33-year-old man after he landed at Chek Lap Kok ... arrested in Hong Kong, who was in custody under medical supervision, had passed half of the kilo of the HK$720,000 worth of cocaine capsules he had swallowed. He is believed to have ingested about ...

  9. Jordan raid nets huge drug haul

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A total of 760 grams of crack cocaine, 6.7 kilograms of cocaine, 180 grams of heroin and drug manufacturing equipment worth about HK$7.6 million were seized in a customs raid on a drug manufacturing facility in Jordan on Tuesday. A 61-year-old man was arrested and was charged with manufacturing and trafficking a dangerous drug. He will appear in Kowloon City Court today. ...

  10. Co-operation pledge over cocaine trade

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... of cocaine continues to rise. About 60kg of the drug has been seized so far this year, a ninefold increase on last year. Customs officers have enhanced inspection at Chek Lap Kok airport, as most powdered cocaine seized by law enforcers is brought in by drug couriers. Besides being smuggled directly, the Narcotics Bureau has also found drug syndicates setting up storage centres ...




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