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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China Insider - DRUGS

    100,000 users ‘investigated’, 12 tonnes narcotics seized in China's war on drugs

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 12:13pm by James Griffiths

    ... synthetic drugs”, particularly methamphetamine. Around 2.76 million people are registered nationwide as drug users, the ministry added. Liu claimed that the annual economic loss caused by drug abuse ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com China’s top drug buster has praised the country’s ongoing crackdown against illegal narcotics use and its link to violent crimes, while admitting ...

  3. News - China Insider - DRUGS

    17-year-old girl arrested in Jiangxi after posting photos of herself snorting ketamine online

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:40pm by James Griffiths

    ... to an out-of-body experience – referred to as a “K-hole” – when consumed in large amounts. In 2008, the UN wrote that ketamine was “the most abused drug in Hong Kong [and] gaining popularity across southern ... drug users in Hong Kong in 2013, according to the Central Registry of Drug Abuse. In May, Hong Kong customs seized more than 20 kilograms of the drug being smuggled from the mainland. Police ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    ‘It’s my fault’: Jackie Chan tells of his shame at the drug arrest of son Jaycee

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Vivienne Chow

    ... on suspicion of "providing shelter for others to abuse drugs". Police recovered more than 100 grams of marijuana from the home reportedly belonging to Jackie Chan in Beijing. Mainland media reported that Jaycee Chan admitted that he first abused drugs in the Netherlands in 2006, while Ko did it for the first time in Jaycee's home two years ago. A video of the police's raid ...

  5. News - China Insider - DRUGS

    Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee arrested in Beijing drug bust with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:23pm by WU NAN

    ... for the suspected crime of "providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs," which carries a maximum prison term of three years if a suspect is convicted. LATEST: Jackie Chan's son Jaycee ... – including mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwanese actors – who have been arrested in Beijing’s widening campaign targeting celebrity drug abuse over the last few years.  Chan,  the son of Jackie Chan, ...

  6. News - China - DRUGS

    Shamed actor Ko Chen-tung faces criminal probe when he returns to Taiwan

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 12:18pm by WU NAN, Andrea Chen, Lawrence Chung

    ... of action star Jackie Chan, was taken into custody for "providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs" along with Ko on August 14. Police say they recovered more than 100 grams ... after serving 14 days in detention in Beijing for drug offences, according to Taiwan prosecutors. The 23-year-old actor, also known as Kai Ko, was released from detention early yesterday. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Compulsory drug tests violate basic human rights, doctors' group says

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:09am by Ernest Kao

    ... drug abuse, motivational counselling was the best way to reduce it. Dr Cheng Chi-man, chairman of the association's beat drugs action committee and an expert in youth drug abuse, said forcing people to undergo drug tests would not solve the issue as 80 per cent of drug abusers were "hidden" abusers- who took drugs discretely, often at home. "The scheme ...

  10. 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 ...




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