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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police at airport find 24kg of cocaine, the biggest haul this year

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Customs puts crack cocaine lab out of business Police seized 24kg of cocaine from the luggage of a jobless teenager after he landed at the airport from ... in Tai Kok Tsui making crack cocaine and seized drugs worth HK$5 million. Officers from the police narcotics bureau, acting on intelligence, arrested the 19-year-old suspect at the airport as he ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia upholds death sentence for cocaine-smuggling British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 02:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta Indonesia’s highest court has upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling US$2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island ... was arrested last year when 3.8 kilograms of cocaine was discovered stuffed inside the lining of her luggage at Bali’s airport. During the trial, she said she was forced to carry the drugs by a gang ...

  3. News - Asia

    US$330m in cocaine seized on yacht in Vanuatu

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 04:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra The white yacht seized in Vanuatu had a secret under its worn parquet floor: brick after brick of South American cocaine. The find US and Australian officials announced on Friday was part of a collaboration with South Pacific governments to investigate smugglers’ use of yachts to move drugs across the ocean to Australia. The 750 kilograms of cocaine were ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong chef busted with 48kg of cocaine in record haul for single passenger

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 06:53pm by Stuart Lau

    ... with 48kg of cocaine in two suitcases A 35-year-old Hong Kong traveller brought home 48kg of cocaine from Brazil two days ago, breaking the record for a drug haul from a single passenger. The discovery was one of two cases of trafficking high-grade cocaine- worth a total of HK$58 million- foiled on the same day by customs officers stationed at Chek Lap Kok airport. A Russian woman, 22, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Police reveal ‘rare’ method of trafficking cocaine into Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 04:07pm by Clifford Lo Clifford.lo@scmp.com

    ... Clifford Lo Clifford.lo@scmp.com Two men arrested and two kilograms of cocaine seized in Mong Kok Police on Tuesday revealed a "rare" and unusual way cocaine was recently ... method of concealment was discovered after officers arrested two men and seized two kilograms of cocaine in a Mong Kok apartment on Monday night. Police said the haul had an estimated street ...

  6. News - World - DRUGS

    Roberto Pannunzi, 'world's biggest cocaine trafficker', set to be returned to Italy and prison

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 07:07pm by AFP

    ... An Italian mafia capo alleged to be the biggest cocaine trafficker in the world was set to be deported to Italy yesterday, a day after being arrested in a Colombian shopping mall, ... Enforcement Administration (DEA). "He is the biggest cocaine importer in the world," said Nicola Gratteri, deputy chief prosecutor in Reggio Calabria in southern Italy - a bastion ...

  7. News - World - CANADA

    Toronto mayor allegedly smoked crack cocaine, video shows

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... which purportedly show him smoking crack cocaine. Throughout the video, Ford's eyes are half-closed. He lolls back in his chair, sometimes waving his arms around erratically. He raises ... and defamatory. "I think unless one has expertise in crack cocaine smoking it is very difficult to gauge what a person is actually doing in an alleged video," Dennis Morris said. Controversy has ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Man arrested for large cocaine haul

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 05:38pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit A South American man has been arrested for trying to smuggle HK$7.73 million worth of cocaine into Hong Kong by dissolving the drug in a liquid and soaking his clothes ... cocaine in the interlining of three jackets and two plastic mats in his checked-in suitcase. The drugs had a total weight of 6.6kg. The arrested man will be charged with one count of trafficking ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Asylum seekers recruited to sell cocaine to nightclubbers, say police

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... to buy Asylum seekers sell cocaine to clubbers Asylum seekers have been recruited by drug gangs to sell cocaine in Central's upmarket nightclub district, police say. And they are even offering punters a free "line" of the drug that sells for HK$1,500 a gram to prove the quality of their product. The dealers, who investigators say are from Africa, are selling cocaine ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by STAFF

    ... and drug detox programme. After a year that saw Ford admit to using crack cocaine and the removal of most of his mayoral powers by the city council before he went to rehab, Ford will attempt ...




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