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  1. Free flow of money but not for crime

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Apart from HSBC's link to Hong Kong, the embarrassing lapse of the bank's US operation in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels seems a long way from home. But it is the tip of the iceberg of drug-running and high finance that is far from remote from our shores. Three times last month this city received prominent mentions in major drug busts. In the latest, Australian ...

  2. Drug dealers use mainland as base

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

    ... 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 section said. Cheaper prices and relatively fewer police raids on the mainland have also led some Hong Kong people to go across the border for recreational drugs, said Chief Superintendent Kenny ...

  3. Drugs setback

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

    ... Latest figures suggest that the Hong Kong authorities are losing the battle against narcotics, especially among the young. Is the government not doing enough to stop drug consumption, or is its strategy wrong? Share your views: write to us. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 28, 2012

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... no executions last year, but has conducted seven this year. The ministry says 131 convicts are on Japan's death row. AP   Action urged against drug-resistant malaria HANOI- The World Health Organisation said governments in the Mekong region must act urgently to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria, which has emerged in southern Vietnam and in southeastern Myanmar. Drug ...

  6. 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 drug traffic trade. I am glad the police are paying much attention to battling drug trafficking by going after dealers and traffickers. It shows that the government is serious about dealing ...

  7. Wife fears HK man will be executed

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... at the Kwai Chung terminal and found the drugs. While the date of Shan's execution is yet to be approved in Beijing, Cheng fears her husband, who was a former board member of the Pok Oi Hospital, ...

  8. Execution of my son wrong, says mum

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan in Shanghai and Simpson Cheung The heartbroken mother of a Hong Kong resident who was executed at the end of last month in Guangdong for smuggling drugs can't accept her ... evidence. Robert Shan Shiao-may, 54, was arrested in 2005 for allegedly sending 192kg of the drug Ice from Zhuhai to the Philippines via Hong Kong. He received the death penalty in the Zhuhai ...

  9. 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, ... young people not interested in formal education should explore cultural and creative industries, which are part of his six-pillar strategy for development. On the drug front, Tsang said a pilot ...

  10. City Digest

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Boy, 13, caught with three kilos of ketamine A 13-year-old boy, one of a group of three arrested in Yuen Long last night, was carrying three kilograms of the illegal drug ketamine worth about HK$350,000, police said. The other two boys, both aged 14, were not carrying any drugs. Police said they were arrested as the result of intelligence and were believed to be working ...




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