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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Girl, 16, jailed six years for drug trafficking

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.man@scmp.com Girl, 16, jailed for drug trafficking A 16-year-old girl was jailed for six years and seven months yesterday, after pleading guilty to trafficking 590 grams of ketamine disguised as packages of tea. Chow Yuen-toa, who left school after Form Three and worked as a waitress and saleswoman, pleaded guilty to one count of drug trafficking in the Court of First ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says the finding of falling drug use among Hong Kong youth does not reflect the full extent of the danger of abuse they face Hidden depths Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ketamine seized at border A 44-year-old man was arrested and 1kg of an illegal drug, believed to be ketamine, seized at the Lo Wu border checkpoint yesterday. Police valued the haul at HK$120,000. Five arrested in drug raids Police arrested five suspected drug traffickers and seized 5.8kg of drugs with an estimated value of HK$3.3 million in Mong Kok and Ngau Tau Kok on Tuesday ...

  5. Sydney gang bust 'shows HK drug fight working'

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung and John Carney An exchange of intelligence with their counterparts in Hong Kong helped Australian police land a HK$4 billion drug haul and arrest four Hong Kong men suspected of being part of a smuggling gang, it was revealed yesterday. The raid is the latest in a series of large drug hauls linked to Hong Kong. The city's security chief said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Marine police arrest 59 people in three sea raids for drugs

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Number of arrests at maritime drug parties has risen as users seek to avoid detection on land Police nab 59 people in sea raids for drugs Ketamine users are taking to the sea to avoid detection following police success at flushing out party venues on land. Marine police detained 59 people aged 15 to 53 and seized 32.3 grams of the drug after ...

  7. Is our drugs war a lost cause?

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Drug abuse in Hong Kong is at its lowest point in 25 years, but experts say the war against drugs is far from won. Officials are quick to point to the latest drug figures- 12,420 reported cases last year- as a measure of success in the war on drugs, but academics and frontline service providers are less optimistic. The recent low is part of a normal ...

  8. '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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Ketamine, heroin to be targeted

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Drugs like ketamine and heroin will be the focus of government initiatives to tackle drug-driving this summer. There were three accidents involving drug-driving last month. The Transport and Housing Bureau, which is researching Australian and British testing methods, said any law would not cover all types of drugs, as finding a standard for all would be complicated. ...




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