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  1. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Hong Kong anti-drugs body pushes drug testing, despite opposition

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Anti-drugs body pushes testing despite opposition A government plan to give police wider powers to test people suspected to be using drugs faced "strong ... the Action Committee Against Narcotics, would allow police to force people to undergo tests if there was "reasonable suspicion" that they had taken drugs. Those who failed could be referred ...

  2. News - World - DRUGS

    Loophole in Spanish law makes Barcelona a marijuana haven

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... on associations opening premises for smoking the drug and regional authorities also want new rules enacted to control the use of cannabis. "These clubs have spread due to a lack of regulation," ... of Spain's cannabis clubs are in Barcelona, which tops the rankings on WeBeHigh, a travel advice website for users of soft drugs. There are also many clubs in the northwestern Basque region, whose ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Hong Kong customs nab HK$2.5m haul of ketamine 'smuggled from mainland'

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:58pm by Clifford Lo

    ... afternoon. Neither has been charged with any crime. Seizure of ketamine fell 66 per cent to 245kg last year from 724kg in 2012. It was the most abused psychotropic substance among reported drug abusers last year, according to the Central Registry of Drug Abuse, run by the Security Bureau’s narcotics division. The figures showed that the number of ketamine users dropped by 15 per cent ...

  4. News - World - DRUGS

    New York hospital pharmacy chief accused of stealing 200,000 pills

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:25pm by AP

    ... centre over more than five years and has been charged under a state drug-kingpin law more often aimed at accused street dealers, narcotics prosecutors said. Anthony D'Alessandro pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. His lawyer, Joseph Sorrentino, said D'Alessandro was no drug lord, but rather a man who told a hospital investigator he had had a drug problem. City Special Narcotics ...

  5. News - World - DRUGS

    Rules to protect children issued to marijuana stores in Washington, US

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seattle Rules to protect children issued to marijuana stores Stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods, but cannot put the drug in confectionery, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, say new guidelines. Washington became the second US state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults ...

  6. News - World - DRUGS

    Drug market moving quickly online, global user survey finds

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Drug market moving quickly online More drug users are finding their fix online- including so-called legal highs as well as illegal drugs such as cannabis and MDMA- because they say the quality is better, there is more choice and it is more convenient, research has found. The 2014 Global Drug Survey (GDS)- which questioned almost 80,000 drug users from 43 ...

  7. News - World - DRUGS

    Low-cost killer leaves the back alleys: heroin climbs up US social scale

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... in the US suburbs, where an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse has opened the path towards the cheaper street drug. A study published on Wednesday, The Changing Face of Heroin in the United ... Also, non-crushable forms of pills have been released to discourage people from snorting and injecting them. But experts say these changes have only pushed more drug abusers toward heroin. About ...

  8. News - World - DRUGS

    US in biggest designer drug ring bust, with 225 arrests in five countries

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 11:31am by AFP

    ... say abuse of the drugs can lead to seizures, hallucinations, high blood pressure and organ damage. Several overdoses, mainly of people aged 12 to 29, have led to deaths, the DEA said. "The bottom line is that these drugs are being marketed to the most vulnerable part of our society, which is teenagers and young adults," said DEA chief of operations James Capra. He ...

  9. News - World - DRUGS

    Iran battens down border to stem rise in drug smuggling from Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Taibad, Iran Border officers seek modern equipment to combat increase in narcotics smuggling Iran reinforces border to stem Afghan drug trade In the face ... We need new, modern equipment to combat drugs effectively," General Ali Moayedi, Iran's anti-narcotics police chief, said during a recent tour of the border. Neighbouring ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Unemployed decorator smuggled HK$1m of Ice to pay for heart surgery: customs

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 05:05pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Man, 56, was offered HK$10,000 that he needed to have a pacemaker installed, officers say An unemployed man tried to smuggle HK$1 million worth of the drug ... of drug trafficking. “The drug is worth more than HK$1 million on the streets of Hong Kong,” a customs officer said. “We believe it is for local consumption.” Shortly after midnight, customs ...




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