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  1. Dealing with drugs

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Tara Jenkins

    ... Studies claim one in 20 Hong Kong teenagers has tried drugs, but some say the figure is much higher. Tara Jenkins reports on how parents can cope MAE-YIN is 16 years old, articulate and intelligent. She is also being treated for drug addiction. Up until recently, she was spending $800 every couple of days on cannabis and Ecstasy tablets. She says about 70 per cent of her classmates ...

  2. Stay drug-free, Chinese athletes told

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... if they are caught using performance-enhancing drugs, a high-ranking Chinese official said yesterday. General Administration of Sports anti-doping official Shi Kangcheng also warned doctors, coaches and officials would not be spared as the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) has declared war on drugs offenders and their accomplices. The COC, still mindful of the embarrassing drugs scandal that involved ...

  3. 72-year-old found with cocaine in his suitcase

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... officers found the drugs, which had a street value of $10.2 million, inside the lining of the man's suitcase. They became suspicious after noticing that his medium-sized suitcase ... to smuggle the drugs. Ma wore a business suit and hat and was very polite during the search, said Ben Leung Lun-cheung, head of the Customs Drug Investigation Bureau. Ma is the oldest suspected drug ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Drug test lands 200 children in hospital The State Food and Drug Administration is testing a drug that has led to more than 200 primary school students being sent to hospital in Gansu province. Wang Sisheng, deputy health minister in Zhuanglang county, said they expected results in a week. ...

  5. Jail drug bust sparks probe

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Authorities are investigating the depth of bribery and drug dealing in jails after the arrest of a junior prison guard found selling more than 1,000 psychotropic pills worth ... The investigation follows a surveillance operation which detected a junior officer allegedly dealing drugs and taking bribes while on duty at the Stanley Prison last Wednesday. Some of the drugs were ...

  6. Police shoot colleagues in botched drugs bust

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... plainclothes policemen. The men, from another unit, were posing as drug dealers in a Jakarta hotel. The incident happened on Monday night when an officer from central Jakarta mistakenly opened fire on the two colleagues from the national drug squad during a raid. He said he and his back-up officers had been trying to break up a drug deal in a room at the Millennium Hotel. The two policemen ...

  7. Greek capital shaken by earthquake and record doping scandals

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... time, the International Olympic Committee was taking its decision to strip Hungary's Robert Fazekas of his gold medal in the men's discus in another drug-related tale. The timing ... threw an Olympic record throw of 232 feet, eight inches, was stripped off his gold medal for failing to provide a drug test sample in an apparent attempt to beat the screening test. Maybe he ...

  8. Drug crackdown targets Guangdong

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Campaign will focus on seven main trafficking routes and 10 counties notorious for narcotics abuse A national drug-control campaign will focus closely on the Pearl River Delta region, as Guangdong's two main cities top the list of drug-affected areas on the mainland. Shenzhen and Guangzhou were major distribution centres for illegal drugs flowing into the mainland ...

  9. Alarming rise in abuse of party drugs

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Security unit reveals overall slide, but a sharp increase in ketamine abusers An 'alarming' increase in the use of party drugs ketamine and Ecstasy by young people ... known drug users in the first three quarters of this year, compared with 12,838 in the same period last year- a decline of 6.5 per cent. A fall was also noted in the number of cases involving ...

  10. Drug prices soar amid crackdown

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of drugs in less than four months, resulting in the price of some drugs doubling in areas such as Yunnan province. Chen Cunyi, deputy director of the Narcotics Control Bureau, said the rising prices showed the anti-drugs campaign had been a success. 'Since the beginning of the anti-drug campaign, drug prices in some areas have risen dramatically because of the supply ...




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