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  1. Police may target six drugs in crackdown in drug driving

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Six drugs most commonly abused by Hong Kong people have been shortlisted as the targets in a government move to tackle drug driving. Under a proposal to be unveiled next week, ... quickly whether the driver was under the influence of drugs. Police would be able to require the suspect to perform a physical test- such as walking a straight line, if they had reason to believe ...

  2. First arrest under new drug-drive regulations

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police have made their first arrest of a driver suspected to be under the influence of an illegal drug since a drug-driving law came into effect last week. The driver, 33, was also the first person in the city to be subject to a new five-part impairment test to see whether he was influenced by drugs. The man was arrested in Aberdeen after his delivery ...

  3. Better drugs education urged to fight ignorance

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong's young people are not getting the correct education and support about drugs, a group working with them says- despite a recent government study which showed a large fall in drug abuse among the city's teenagers. The privately-funded KELY Support Group, which supports young people between the ages of 14 and 24, said data from ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 13 arrested in drugs raid Thirteen men were arrested for possessing and trafficking drugs during an anti-vice raid at a Yau Ma Tei disco. Police seized drugs, including cocaine, Ecstasy and ketamine worth HK$10,000 during the operation which took place at 2.30am. ...

  5. Positive thinking helps teenagers stay off drugs

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The power of positive thinking is often praised, but in Hong Kong its effectiveness has been linked to much lower levels of drug and alcohol use among ... were 47 per cent more likely to take drugs, on average, than those who did. 'According to the data collected in Form Three, the uses of ketamine and cannabis by students who had not joined ...

  6. 'Special K' now more popular than Ecstasy

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Ketamine has outstripped Ecstasy as the most popular party drug in Hong Kong, new research has found. Nowhere else in the world is ketamine, or 'Special K', used at such a high level, studies suggest. According to preliminary findings of the research, a staggering 95 per cent of party-drug users reported using ketamine, compared with 82 per cent who take Ecstasy and 80 ...

  7. Teenagers charged with selling ketamine

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with drug trafficking for allegedly selling ketamine to five girls aged 13 to 14 from Sheung Shui Government Secondary School. The girls complained of feeling sick after allegedly taking the drug during the lunch break on Friday. They were later arrested on suspicion of taking illegal drugs. One of the girls was also arrested ...

  8. HK-based model caught in date-rape drug bust

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... drug, worth about A$4 million (HK$32.7 million). Felicity Stephens was arrested on Australia's Gold Coast after a joint federal and state police operation in co-operation with Australian ... of liquid fantasy that had arrived from Hong Kong. The drug is also known as the date-rape drug gamma butyrolactone. Stephens was later arrested after police allegedly found an email linking her ...

  9. Hair today, gone tomorrow- new technique helps war on drugs

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox name.name@scmp.com Preventing the scourge of illegal drug use by jockeys is behind the introduction of random hair testing for the first time, as chief steward Kim Kelly heads ... serving a second ketamine ban, a stable assistant contaminating his horse with the drug and apprentice Kevin Leung Ka-wai being found positive twice. It was hair testing that revealed Leung's ...

  10. Drugs suspected in death leap

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo A naked man who jumped to his death from his 21st-floor flat in Yuen Long yesterday was probably high on drugs, police said. The 34-year-old, who has only been named as Tse, ... found white powder which they suspected to be ketamine on a living room table. 'We believe the man took the drug and got high before he jumped out of the window,' one officer said. ...




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