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  1. Narcopolis

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the labyrinthine alleyways of 1970s Bombay, the story is peopled with a motley crew of characters from the fringe of society- beggars and pimps, drug pushers and poets, swindlers and gangsters. At the epicentre of the novel is an opium den on Shuklaji Street in Old Bombay, which is run by the married, middle-aged Muslim, Rashid, and his employee and eventual lover, the drug-addled, cross-dressing ...

  2. Pupils lack awareness over drug addiction

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Only a quarter of secondary school pupils are aware that abusing drugs can be addictive, a survey has found, and the researcher warns that hidden drug addicts at schools are on the rise. More than 10 per cent of 544 secondary school pupils who participated in the survey over the past two months had heard of their peers taking drugs. Two per cent had abused ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the story on page C1 yesterday, headlined 'Teenagers experimenting with drugs at 15, says narcotics chief', the public consultation on compulsory drug tests will in fact be conducted by the narcotics division of the Security Bureau, not the police. ...

  4. Travellers arrested at Macau airport on drug charges

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy Two women who flew in from Malaysia were arrested at Macau airport on suspicion of trafficking drugs they had swallowed. According to Macau media, the two women were sisters. They allegedly swallowed a total of 645 grams of heroin that had been encapsulated in 80 pills. The drugs had a market value of about HK$600,000. The pair arrived from Kuala Lumpur on Friday. A police ...

  5. Mix of cocaine, heroin and alcohol killed businessman, autopsy shows

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A mix of hard drugs and alcohol killed one of two American businessmen found dead in a Grand Hyatt Hotel room last October, according to an autopsy report submitted ... found in their bodies. Tests on their stomach contents and nasal swabs indicated they had snorted and swallowed the drugs at least half an hour before they died, Dr Tam said. Witnesses earlier ...

  6. Success of methadone treatment is about more than just money

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Against the background of a declining number of reported heroin users, the Director of Audit concludes that methadone clinics should give way to programmes on soft drugs ('New focus ... for methadone and soft drugs. But is this a valid comparison? Nobody disagrees with efforts to curb soft-drug abuse, but these should not be at the expense of a humble service that has served public ...

  7. Phobia is no basis for drug policy

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... a rational assessment of the modern use and abuse of drugs. Anthony King, a professor at Essex University and the author of a recent society report, blames drug policies on 'moral panic rather ... at the School of Oriental and African Studies, calls a 'narcophobic' drug policy. The report seeks to overturn policies that ignore the social context of drug use. It urges that, instead ...

  8. Mainland flexes anti-drug muscle

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Cynthia Wan

    ... Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by announcing at least five executions of traffickers and torching tonnes of confiscated drugs at mass rallies. High-profile trials were held across the country and drug convicts were paraded before national television to highlight the authorities' determination to crack down on trafficking. Yang Fengrui, deputy secretary-general of the China ...

  9. Four arrested in drugs raids

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Four people were arrested during raids on suspected drug dens this weekend. Acting on tip-offs, police raided premises on Prince Edward Road West at 8pm on Saturday and on Shanghai Street at 12.15am yesterday. Officers found 18g of suspected Ice, and what was believed to be small amounts of marijuana and opium. A 52-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were released ...

  10. Rise in babies born with drug addiction

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Health care workers have spoken of their frustration and distress at struggling to detoxify a growing number of drug-addicted newborn babies in Hong Kong. Their heartbreak is compounded when they also must watch increasing numbers of drug-abusing mothers hand over their babies to foster homes or the Social Welfare Department. At the city's biggest neonatal ...




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