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  1. News - World - DRUGS

    'Godmother of cocaine' dies in ride-by shooting, a tactic she invented

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Miami 'Poetic justice' for Gridelda Blanco, 69, who ordered killings to run Miami's cocaine trade 'Godmother' dies in ride-by shooting She lived as the "godmother of cocaine", ruthlessly ordering scores of bloody murders and violent revenge attacks as she plotted the course of Miami's infamous drug wars. So it seemed only fitting ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: smoke rings

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:38pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Smoke rings Recent media reports state that a Mexican drug cartel is forming links with Hong Kong gangsters to supply cocaine and methamphetamine (or Ice) to users in Asia, whose numbers are growing. Another addictive substance- tobacco- was brought to China from the Americas back during the Ming dynasty (1368 to 1644). Following the discovery ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Backers of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford hit out at challenger Olivia Chow over Hong Kong vote bid

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:07am by Ian Young

    ... on video smoking crack cocaine- cried foul and said Chow's bid for votes in Hong Kong was unethical. "If you're not filing tax returns as a Canadian resident, then you shouldn't ...

  4. Customs seizes record HK$760m cocaine haul

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A joint operation between Hong Kong and US authorities has led to the city's biggest seizure of cocaine. Some 649kg of the drug, with an estimated ... suspicious by US authorities and referred to Hong Kong customs as part of a joint operation codenamed 'Surfing Coke'. The operation was launched in April after the number of cocaine ...

  5. Drug mules bear the brunt of rising cocaine arrests

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Cocaine smuggling from South America is on the rise. Drug cartels are using couriers, or 'mules', trained to carry up to 1.7kg of the drug in their stomachs for flights lasting 20 hours or longer. In April and May alone, airport customs officers seized 20kg of cocaine with a street value of HK$22 million and arrested 14 suspected mules. ...

  6. News - World - CANADA

    Hong Kong-born Olivia Chow's challenge for Toronto mayor against wildman Rob Ford

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by Ian Young

    ... anticipated and cheered by her Torontonian supporters, weary of the ridicule and contempt heaped on their city since it was revealed last year that Ford had been caught on video smoking crack cocaine ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ...   I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine Toronto mayor Rob Ford breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug ...

  8. Business - Money

    Give Nigella Lawson a break

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:28pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... cocaine, but denies having a drug problem or being an addict. She explained she had first indulged with her late first husband, journalist John Diamond, when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. ... "there was another time I took cocaine. In July 2010 I was having a very, very difficult time. "I felt subjected to intimate terrorism by Mr Saatchi," she said, adding that she felt ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Uphill battle on cocaine

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such case was revealed by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Gary Webb, who wrote a series of stories in 1996 linking America's spy agency CIA to cocaine trafficking in Los Angeles. His series, Dark Alliance, which appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, revealed that the CIA had backed the transport of cocaine into the US by the Contras Nicaraguan rebel group. ...




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