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  1. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... With abusers staying under radar for longer, it's time to look at 'mandatory' testing, says drugs tsar who plans to put issue to the public The number of years drug abusers are staying below the radar has doubled in the last five years, Hong Kong's drugs tsar revealed yesterday as she announced plans to consult the public on introducing "mandatory drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1196602/hidden-drug-use-puts-tests-agenda
  2. News - China

    Pharmaceutical company loses 1b yuan after 140-word Weibo message

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 11:38am by Amy Li

    ... Having appeared in a TV commercial promoting the medicine, Song said in a worried tone she agreed to do the commercial after learning the drug had been approved by authorities. “I will not appear ... it due to the lack of empirical statistics on safety and effectiveness - but not because it harms the liver.” The provincial Food and Drug Administration in Jiangxi supported Renhe by issuing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1140943/pharmaceutical-company-loses-1b-yuan-after-140-word-weibo-message
  3. News - China Insider - NARCOTICS

    Meth gaining ground in China, Hong Kong: report

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 04:18pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Synthetic drugs-related arrests were up 68 per cent in mainland China, 33 per cent in Hong Kong last year The market for methamphetamine pills is booming in China as drug trade and consumption continues to expand throughout the region, a report commissioned by the United Nations released on Friday shows. “There is large demand [for drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1350811/meth-gaining-ground-china-hong-kong-report
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Police reveal ‘rare’ method of trafficking cocaine into Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 04:07pm by Clifford Lo Clifford.lo@scmp.com

    ... smuggled into Hong Kong. They said traffickers brought the drugs into the territory by soaking them in absorbent paper, concealing them in photograph albums and then mailing them. The unusual ... to make an album and sent into Hong Kong as airmail packs. “We believe the concealment method was to contain the strong sour smell of the drugs and prevent leakage,” Cheng said. “This could stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1294669/police-reveal-rare-method-trafficking-cocaine-hong-kong
  5. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Colombia's last big drug lord extradited to US

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bogota, Colombia Last major drug lord extradited to US The last of the major Colombian drug lords- Daniel "El Loco" Barrera- has been extradited ... of powerful and violent drug lords like the Medellin cartel's notorious Pablo Escobar, officials said. "This is the end of the last big capo of the 1980s," General Jose Roberto Leon, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1279654/colombias-last-big-drug-lord-extradited-us
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Drug test scheme may lower use but will isolate addicts, says survey

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Phila Siu. Ng Kang-chung

    ... Phila Siu and Ng Kang-chung Drug users say planned new powers would be a deterrent, but may drive problem underground Test scheme will cut use but isolate addicts: survey A controversial proposal that would boost police powers to test people for illegal drug use will reduce drug-taking, as users will fear getting caught. But addicts who want to use dangerous substances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392676/drug-test-scheme-may-lower-use-will-isolate-addicts-says-survey
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines police arrest three linked to Mexican drug cartel

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 01:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Mexican cartel linked to drug arrests Philippine anti-drug police said yesterday that they had arrested three people connected to Mexico's feared Sinaloa drug cartel while they were storing narcotics. The two Filipinos and one Filipino-Chinese were arrested in a raid on Wednesday on a fighting cock farm in Lipa City, 75 kilometres south ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1390387/philippines-police-arrest-three-linked-mexican-drug-cartel
  8. News - Hong Kong - SURVEY

    30pc of young users get their drugs for free

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 07:17pm by LO WEI

    ... Seventy per cent of young people who take drugs say they have been given them for free at some stage - and half of those say this is often the case, a survey found. Social workers were concerned that drugs may be provided free to young people as a way to lure them into addiction. The survey - conducted by Shue Yan University and the Lions Club International Hong Kong - polled 256 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1265154/free-drugs-being-given-many-abusers-survey-finds
  9. News - World - DRUG TRAFFICKING

    Mexican drug smugglers who posed as journalists kicked out of Nicaragua

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 03:35pm by Reuters and AP

    ... Reuters and AP in Managua Eighteen people convicted of attempting to smuggle drug money in television news vans are now repatriated and will serve out jail sentences in Mexico Nicaraguan officials on Monday sent back to their home country 18 Mexicans caught posing as television journalists in an attempt to smuggle US$9.2 million in drug money through Nicaragua. Nicaraguan police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1389709/mexican-drug-smugglers-who-posed-journalists-kicked-out-nicaragua
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    British TV chef Nigella Lawson faces drugs probe

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 07:10pm by AFP

    ... ex-husband, the millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi. Lawson, 53, insisted during the trial that she was not addicted to drugs and had only used cocaine and cannabis occasionally in the past. London’s Metropolitan Police said after the verdict that they would not be investigating the drug claims. But on Sunday the force said a team of specialist officers would be reviewing the evidence, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1388385/british-tv-chef-nigella-lawson-faces-drugs-probe

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