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  1. Tsang targets teenage drug abuse

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Agnes Lam and Phyllis Tsang The chief executive is expected to unveil a series of measures in tomorrow's policy address to tackle juvenile drug abuse, including placing students with drug abuse problems in schools for social development. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is also likely to reveal details of the voluntary drug-testing scheme in secondary schools, a public ...

  2. Draconian measures will not solve teenage drug problem

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... First came the calls for drug tests in school, then for sniffer dogs. Now they're talking about limiting the freedom of travel of teenagers going to Shenzhen. We might as well just ... if asked, would describe themselves as 'liberal', although I would not. However, given the recent discussions about school drug tests, sniffer dogs and travel restrictions, I can't ...

  3. Fight against drug abuse should have no borders

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Cantonese, the same phrase is used to describe an apple turning bad and a young person falling under the influence of drugs. Implicit in the language is that both can happen in a very short time. With the summer holidays under way, there is a danger that young people with time on their hands will succumb to temptation. In recent years, teenagers wanting to buy cheap drugs ...

  4. Drugs seized at borders rise 136pc

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The amount of drugs seized at border checkpoints has increased 136 per cent this year, prompting customs officials to step up inspections in an attempt to catch smugglers from the mainland. The rise in seizures follows an announcement by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen that youth drug use was 'much worse than expected'. He said he would lead the battle against ...

  5. Freed drug users bitter about ordeal

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but the government said the chief executive had nothing to do with it. Arrested for drug-taking at two Shenzhen entertainment venues on July 4, 119 people were released yesterday after an administrative ... they were held, said the increase was a result of a deal with Mr Tsang, who agreed at a meeting with acting Shenzhen mayor Wang Rong last month to co-operate in combating cross-border drug ...

  6. Teen arrested for advertising drug party on Net

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 15-year-old youth who used the internet to issue an open invitation to his 16th birthday party at a Shenzhen disco where free party drugs would be distributed was arrested ... 'fun kwun [drug officer] chun chai' on the internet. Chief Inspector Wong said investigations indicated the invitation appeared on the internet last week and it was understood ...

  7. Indonesian drug mules' journey ends in HK jail

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... of a 58-year-old man to 14 years in prison for drug smuggling. Tio Keng Boen was one of three Indonesian men sentenced by Deputy High Court Judge Stephen Geiser in the Court of First Instance to 14 years behind bars after pleading guilty to a single charge each of drug trafficking, over an attempt to smuggle almost 3kg of Ice from Shenzhen to Jakarta via Hong Kong. Tio, along with Alwi Tjong, 55, ...

  8. HK residents held in Shenzhen drug busts

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Hong Kong residents have been arrested in two drug-smuggling cases in Shenzhen, narcotic authorities reported yesterday. In one case a Hong Kong man, identified only as Yip, was seized at a hotel in Huanggang while allegedly completing a drug deal with a mainland man. Another Hong Kong man- who also holds a Dutch passport- was arrested with five other men and a woman ...

  9. Officials step up cross-border war on youths taking drugs

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man in Moscow Hong Kong and Shenzhen officials have beefed up co-operation to tackle drugs and illegal immigration, the secretary for security said yesterday. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong was speaking during a visit to Moscow, where he held talks on plans for visa-free travel between Hong Kong and Russia. Mr Lee said the drug problem was not as bad as feared, despite growing numbers ...

  10. Shenzhen returns 30 people held for drugs

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Mainland authorities yesterday repatriated 30 Hong Kong drug users from Shenzhen in an attempt to deter other users from crossing the border. A senior Shenzhen police officer said young Hongkongers were increasingly taking drugs before crossing the border and heading to entertainment parlours, making it more difficult to crack down on these drug abusers. Shenzhen ...




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