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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Driver arrested after police smash car windows to stop fleeing suspect

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 02:47pm

    ... cocaine from his sedan. The haul has an estimated street value of HK$14,000, according to police. The 28-year-old man is still being detained at Tsuen Wan police station for questioning. No charge ... of methamphetamine, also known as drug Ice, increased by 138 per cent to 174kg last year from 73kg in 2012. The seizure of cocaine dropped 62 per cent to 294kg last year from 782kg in 2012. Officers seized ...

  2. HK$260m cocaine haul concealed in planks

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs officers have made their largest ever cocaine seizure- 290kg of the drug hidden inside two containers that arrived from Bolivia. The consignment, with an estimated ... history. Police seized 372kg of cocaine last April. Including the latest find, Hong Kong authorities confiscated at least 845kg of cocaine last year, about seven times more than the 121kg seized ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Denver's Demaryius Thomas inspired by jailed mother and grandmother

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... football game like it's my last Demaryius Thomas Thomas, 26, was only 12 when his mother and grandmother were convicted of conspiring to possess crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Prior ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Woman acquitted in trial over cocaine haul

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The wife of a man jailed for the city's biggest cocaine bust has been cleared of laundering dirty money linked to the drug world after a judge said ... am very happy,' she said. The judge noted that her husband, Pang Yuet-wan, who is serving a 22-year prison term for storing 232kg of cocaine at home in Sha Tau Kok, often bragged about ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World - CANADA

    Search widens for three inmates who fled Quebec prison in helicopter

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 10:21pm by AP

    ... in northwestern Quebec. During the raid, police made 51 arrests and seized C$905,000 (HK$6.4 million) and 2kg of cocaine, along with other drugs, police said. They also seized a plane and a helicopter. ...

  10. News - World - LITERATURE

    US court rules that first 50 Sherlock Holmes stories are in public domain

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:28pm by Reuters

    ... Moriarty, 221B Baker Street, and even Holmes' cocaine use. Writing for a three-judge panel, Circuit Judge Richard Posner said that there was no basis to extend US copyrights beyond ...




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