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  1. How cocaine went global

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Leon Lee The world of cocaine Cocaine addiction has become an epidemic in Germany, and police blame the United States anti-drug programme for driving the trade into Europe. German sociologist Gunther Amendt, however, blames globalisation and calls cocaine 'the fuel for the so-called new economy, the World Wide Web society'. Amendt says: 'The excessive demands ...

  2. Pair get 15 years for smuggling cocaine to HK

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A Paraguayan and his Chinese accomplice were jailed for 15 years yesterday for smuggling HK$67 million worth of cocaine from South America to Hong Kong. ... They admitted their roles in smuggling about 58kg of cocaine into Hong Kong in June last year. The drug was hidden inside bricks carried in a shipping container. Zoz was recruited in Paraguay to ship ...

  3. Worker jailed for manufacturing cocaine

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A transportation worker was jailed for 11 years and four months yesterday after admitting manufacturing cocaine and using a false identity card, the Court of First Instance heard. On February 23 last year a police raid in Lee Chung-tai's Sham Tseng premises found 391.62 grams of sodium hydroxide, an ingredient used to make cocaine. ...

  4. 2kg of cocaine hidden in children's books

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Inspections have been stepped up at the airport's cargo terminal after 2kg of cocaine was found concealed in parcels of children's books. The four parcels ... then wrapped in wrapping paper and tied with ribbons,' he said. He said he believed the cocaine was intended for local consumption. 'After the seizure, we have increased the exchange ...

  5. Alarm at rising number of crack cocaine addicts

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Doctors and social workers are concerned about the rising number of drug addicts seeking treatment for crack cocaine abuse. They are worried that the drug's ... 'They are pushing it on people because it is all that is available. Even the dealers don't know how dangerous it is.' Seizures of crack cocaine more than doubled from 2006 to last ...

  6. Colombians convicted after cocaine 'sting'

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Two Colombians have been found guilty of conspiring to import large quantities of cocaine from the mainland on a continuing basis. It took only a few hours for a Court of First ... earlier pleaded guilty to another charge of possessing a small amount of cocaine. The Colombians were arrested in a sting operation jointly conducted by Hong Kong's Customs and Excise ...

  7. Alarm at rise in use of crack cocaine

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle After a year in which the volume of cocaine seized by police grew tenfold and the street price fell by 40 per cent, authorities now have something else to worry about- the emergence of crack cocaine. Police and medical workers have reported a big increase in the number of people getting into trouble with crack, a far more potent and addictive form that retails ...

  8. Three jailed over crack cocaine trafficking

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Three men caught converting cocaine into crack for personal use were jailed yesterday for between 40 months and four years. Ho Chun-man, 29, Chan Tsz-ming, 29, and Poon ... off. Police later recovered glass fragments with traces of cocaine and 0.73 grams of the drug in powdered form. Investigators found powdered cocaine in the flat and a box containing 12.2 grams ...

  9. Drug suspects tried to flush cocaine down toilet, police say

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Suspects flushed some cocaine down a toilet and hurled drug-processing equipment out of a window from a Tin Shui Wai public housing unit in an attempt to destroy evidence during a police raid yesterday. Officers arrested a couple- the tenants of the unit- and four other men, and seized 30 grams of cocaine scattered on the floor in the toilet after they broke ...

  10. I started smoking aged six and was on cocaine at seven

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy While most children find toys, TV games or ice cream irresistible, Ah Shing, now 15, used to prefer a different indulgence- puffing cocaine, which he has been doing since he ... then passed the cocaine to me to try... I had been smoking since I was six. So puffing cocaine was not very exciting to me. 'I did not really like the cocaine at first. But after taking it a few ...




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