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  1. Drug dealers use mainland as base

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... places makes them difficult to intercept.' Until recently, ketamine was the most commonly abused drug in Hong Kong, but its popularity has plunged, even though police still seized about ... Benjamin Wong Drug dealers have shifted their operations to the more profitable mainland market and relegated Hong Kong into a secondary one, the outgoing chief for the police anti-drugs ...

  2. Australian reaction hurts global war on drugs

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am bemused why convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby is getting such an outpouring of sympathy ('Australian tourist gets 20 years for smuggling marijuana', May 28). I can ... If indeed she is the victim, as she claims, of an elaborate drug-smuggling scheme by baggage handlers in Australia, then I expect an urgent investigation by the authorities. I have yet to read ...

  3. letters

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... do all we can to protect it. Johnnie Ho Chun-ting We must do more to stop drug abuse Drug abuse is getting more common in Hong Kong. There have been disturbing reports about the underground ... with the problem. But more needs to be done. We can educate youngsters about the dangers of drug abuse. I believe the government should also impose harsher penalties on drug users. That may deter many young ...

  4. Tsang looks to the future

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... families to be more happy, kind, supportive, appreciative, and responsible. 'Many social problems, including juvenile drug abuse, prostitution and the neglect of elderly people and children, ... venues would be increased. Tsang also pledged further co-operation with the mainland on tackling cross-border drug abuse. Entitled 'Breaking New Ground Together', Tsang's fifth ...

  5. letters

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... citizens and improve its human rights record. This can help the country play a bigger role on the international stage. Sunny Chan, STFA Tam Pak Yu College Anti-drug message Drug abuse carries great social and economic costs. It leads to a rising crime rate and poses a serious danger to people's health. According to the central Registry of Drug Abuse, there were 2,729 drug abusers under ...

  6. Around Macau

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in samples exported from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. As of yesterday, the Macau authorities were still testing samples taken from the plant and a Kee Wah shop in Macau. Officers held over drug abuse Two Macau police officers were detained in Zhuhai for drug abuse before being sent back to Macau, it was revealed on Tuesday. The Public Security Police Force said it was investigating the case ...

  7. Wife fears HK man will be executed

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... could be executed on Sunday, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Beijing usually executes drug criminals on this day. A Taiwanese man and a mainlander arrested ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The family of a Hong Kong businessman who has been in a mainland jail for six years on drug charges are desperately seeking to stave off his looming ...

  8. Our generosity is being abused

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is another matter. Hongkongers have a well-deserved reputation for charitable giving, but their generosity should not be abused by bureaucracy and blunders. ...

  9. Around Macau

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unreasonable. Drug problems increasing Macau authorities said drug dealing and abuse had been on the rise. The Social Welfare Bureau said there was a growing trend of youngsters going across the Macau-Zhuhai border for drugs, posing a threat to Macau society. Bureau officials called for greater co-ordination between parents, schools, non-government organisations and the government to tackle ...

  10. letters

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... find happiness if we are not satisfied with what we have. Katie Leung, Leung Shek Chee College Teen drug abuse is everyone's problem According to recent news reports, the number of young drug addicts in Hong Kong is increasingly rapidly. In my opinion, most teenagers who take drugs do so because of loneliness, parental or peer pressure, stress due to exams, and relationship ...




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