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  1. Labour camp looms for HK drug abusers on mainland

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Clifford Lo

    ... arrested for using drugs. Chen Shaobo, chief executive officer of the Guangdong Narcotics Control Commission, said yesterday that drug abusers faced up to 15 days in custody after being arrested ... of anti-drugs officers from Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong. They had gathered to share their experiences in fighting drug abuse and smuggling. Meanwhile, officials said the first drug arrest had been ...

  2. Surge in young drug abusers

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The number of reported young drug abusers surged 10 per cent to more than 1,600 in the first half of this year, police said yesterday, adding that cheaper prices could have been a factor. There was a 10.7 per cent rise in the number of drug abusers under 21, up from 1,487 in the first half of last year to 1,646 this year, according to the latest Central Registry of Drug ...

  3. Alarm at rise in number of teenage drug abusers

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Lilian Goh

    ... Agnes Lam and Lilian Goh Police and a rehabilitation centre are concerned about the increasing number of teenage drug abusers, with figures showing a rise in arrests. Speaking at a forum on teenage drug abuse prevention in Sheung Shui yesterday, Regional Commander (New Territories North) Cheung Siu-wah said there had been a significant increase in arrests. Forty-three youngsters aged ...

  4. Anti-drugs chief alarmed by rise in young abusers, use of sedative

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong Pik-yee is concerned about a double-digit rise in drug abuse among the young, especially those misusing the sedative nimetazepam. Speaking on a radio programme yesterday, Ms Wong said the number of young drug abusers had risen by more than 10 per cent year on year in 2006, although the overall number of abusers had dropped. ...

  5. Wake-up call for teenage drug abusers

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Health checks to show consequences of abuse As part of a new government offensive to curb an increasing trend of drug use among youngsters, teenage users will be sent for health ... help identify teenage drug abusers to be sent for checks, might be launched at the end of this year or early next year. She said the government was concerned by recent figures showing a 10 per ...

  6. Surge in drug crimes, family abuse

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... dismissed suggestions that the city had become a drug trafficking centre but noted a rising trend in the number of young abusers. 'We arrested 204 youngsters in the first half of last year, ... warned that young drug abusers were not restricting themselves to discos or karaoke bars- common targets of police raids. 'They take drugs at home, schools, public housing estates and even ...

  7. Police suspect drug abuse in hotel deaths

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Detectives investigating the deaths of two Americans at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Wan Chai suspect the two men died after drug abuse in their room, police said yesterday. The theory came after investigations indicated that the two businessmen- Richard Victor, 51, and Paul Cherry, 45- had the habit of taking drugs, according to a police source. 'The two men likely ...

  8. Drug abusers heading to Shenzhen getting younger, study finds

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... a similar survey it conducted four years ago found 30 per cent of cross-border drug abusers were under 17; only one was under 13. More than half of the respondents to the latest survey said they had ... said it had become a trend for Hong Kong youth to abuse drugs in Shenzhen because drugs were cheaper and police raids less frequent than in Hong Kong. The youngsters are most likely to visit ...

  9. School for drug abusers struggles to meet demand

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Students needing rehabilitation overwhelm college Hong Kong's only secondary school with rehabilitation services for teenage drug abusers is struggling to cope with soaring ... 70.' Zheng Sheng is the only registered private school that offers treatment and rehabilitation services for young drug abusers. It is also a registered LCC and Hong Kong Certificate ...

  10. Elite schools hailed for checks to tackle abuse

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Yuen-wan said. Speaking at an anti-drugs seminar yesterday, Dr Choi said the fight to curb the rising number of young drug-abusers was a hard one to win. Some schools had refused to introduce ... Celine Sun International schools that have introduced voluntary physical examinations to check for narcotics have been praised by one of the city's leaders in the fight against drugs ...




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