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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Boy, 16, sent to detention centre for trafficking HK$16,000 of Ice

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Boy, 16, was found with 20 grams of Ice worth almost HK$16,000 on the streets of Tuen Mun Teenager sent to training centre for drug dealing A 16-year-old boy was yesterday sent to a training centre for trafficking 20 grams of the drug Ice, a day after a teenage girl was sentenced for a similar offence. The unemployed youth, Ng Ping-hei, pleaded guilty to one ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia customs upheaval over Sydney airport graft

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 11:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia announced an overhaul of its customs service on Thursday after eight people were arrested in a corruption investigation linked to an alleged drugs ... of the public after a two-year probe. They have been charged with a range of offences including drug trafficking, receiving bribes and abuse of public office. Police said the inquiry was continuing amid ...

  3. News - World - MEXICO

    Gunmen kill environmental activist in south Mexico

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 11:47am by Associated Press in Mexico City

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City A band of gunmen killed an environmental activist who had received death threats for standing up to drug gangs and had a police guard when she was ambushed ... de Catalan. The area is ridden by drug traffickers who have been seeking to expand their marijuana and opium-poppy fields. “It’s a virgin area with rich forest areas, and the main interest ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Drugs war in state on smuggling highway

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi A former breadbasket, today Punjab is gripped by a drugs crisis that has seen 67 per cent of rural households succumb to addiction Drugs war in state ... in drug-related crime with a rate that is nearly ten times the national average, according to police records. In an affidavit submitted in 2009 to the state high court, the local government estimated ...

  5. News - World - DRUGS

    Six-year British study says cannabis use should not be criminal offence

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... The Guardian in London Six-year study urges the decriminalising of possession of small amount of controlled drugs Cannabis users 'should not be prosecuted' A six-year study of Britain's drug laws by leading scientists, police officers, academics and experts has concluded it is time to introduce decriminalisation. The report by the UK Drug Policy Commission, an independent ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Steamroller yields A$237m China drugs haul

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Steamroller yields A$237m drugs haul Australian police said yesterday they had seized cocaine and methamphetamine worth A$237 million (HK$1.9 billion) ... of drugs. Bail was refused. The American man was due in court on similar charges. "We will allege that these are two significant figures in the syndicate and our inquiries are continuing ...

  7. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman's pregnant daughter arrested at US border

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in San Diego, California

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in San Diego, California Woman tried to enter San Diego with fake US visa and planned to give birth in Los Angeles Drug lord's pregnant daughter arrested at US border A woman claiming to be the daughter of the world's most-wanted drug trafficker was arrested at a California port of entry after trying to enter the US with fraudulent documents. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Girl, 16, jailed six years for drug trafficking

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.man@scmp.com Girl, 16, jailed for drug trafficking A 16-year-old girl was jailed for six years and seven months yesterday, after pleading guilty to trafficking 590 grams of ketamine disguised as packages of tea. Chow Yuen-toa, who left school after Form Three and worked as a waitress and saleswoman, pleaded guilty to one count of drug trafficking in the Court of First ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Iran seizes 11 tonnes of drug in ‘biggest’ bust

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 06:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Tehran

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Iran’s border patrol police said it seized more than 11 tonnes of drug, killing one smuggler, in the “biggest” bust since the 1979 Islamic revolution, media reported on Sunday. “The biggest drug load busted since the revolution, weighing 11 tonnes, has been seized in Jakigour area in Sistan-Baluchestan,” bordering Pakistan, border police chief ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Mixing grapefruit and drugs deadlier than ever, researchers say

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... the cholesterol drugs atorvastatin, lovastatin and simvastatin, as well as some cancer and heart drugs- don't mix. This week, the team who discovered the dangerous interactions nearly 20 years ago reported that the number of drugs that can cause serious reactions when mixed with grapefruit increased dramatically between 2008 and 2012, from 17 to 43, as new drugs have been introduced. Writing ...




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