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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

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com 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 Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda 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 ...

  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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Six foreign drug traffickers jailed up to 27 years

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com The law has to ensure city doesn't become drug transit centre, says judge in six foreigners' trial Cocaine gang jailed for up to 27 years Five Mexicans and an American have been jailed for up to 27 years in one of the city's biggest drug trafficking cases. In sentencing yesterday, Deputy Judge Mr Justice Gareth Lugar-Mawson described ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    ECB vows drugs crackdown after inquest into Tom Maynard's death

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London ECB pledges to take all 'reasonable steps' to prevent cricketers taking recreational drugs following inquest into the rising star's tragedy Drugs crackdown vow after Maynard's death The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) pledged to take all "reasonable steps" to stop players using recreational drugs following ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    A US$10,000 gamble for African couriers

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A US$10,000 gamble for African couriers Business in West Africa is booming- for drug traffickers, at least. The region has flourished as a drug trafficking ... For US$10,000, drug mules in West Africa will swallow up to 2kg of cocaine or heroin, wrapped in plastic, and cross the border into Hong Kong, according to a government source. "Most of them ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Canadian found in public toilet died of drug overdose: pathologist

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Canadian died of drug overdose: pathologist A Canadian man found dead in a Yau Ma Tei public toilet died of a drug overdose, the Coroner's Court ... also known as Ice- and sleeping pills. Chiao said an overdose of heroin and drugs for treating insomnia, diazepam and zopiclone, could slow heartbeats and cause breathing difficulties. Basha ...

  9. News - World - CRIME

    Australia bans synthetic drugs that mimic illegal drugs

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia bans drugs that mimic illegal drugs Australia imposed an interim ban on 19 synthetic drugs yesterday as part of a crackdown on psychoactive ... consumer laws, a measure that gives states and territories time to update their laws to ban them. "Synthetic drugs are dangerous substances that can kill and should not be available ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Drug dealers selling more to ESF school students in Hong Kong: police

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Cash-rich pupils buying cannabis; three peddlers arrested in six months Police have warned of "an alarming increase" in drug dealers who sell to schoolchildren - in particular, those at English School Foundation (ESF) schools. The trend has been growing over the last six months, police say, with three drug peddlers arrested. A police source says the sale of cannabis ...




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