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  1. Youngsters head north to escape HK's drug crackdown

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... of the Evangelical Lutheran Church's North District youth outreach team. One teenage drug abuser says that since the arrests in Shenzhen, many abusers had moved to a new disco, called New Ground, ... Sherry Lee Cheaper nightlife also lures teenagers across border, say social workers More than 4,000 Hong Kong teenagers regularly visit Guangdong cities to take drugs, say social workers ...

  2. Police break up triad drug-packaging centre in public housing flat

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police have smashed a triad drug-packaging centre that supplied illegal drugs to young drug abusers, including students, in Tai Po and Sheung Shui, officials said yesterday. ... not involved in drug abuse, the officer said. The crackdown is part of a continuing operation, codenamed Needle Point, in the fight against illegal drug use among young people in the new academic year ...

  3. Drugs tsar wants late-night ban on children under 16 in cybercafes

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

    ... abusers, said there had been cases of teenagers taking drugs in some smaller cybercafes. 'But [the government] cannot ban youngsters from every place found with drugs. It should instead ... Joshua But Teenagers could be barred from cybercafes late at night under an anti-drug proposal raised by members of a government advisory body with the chief executive yesterday. Members ...

  4. Search for a solution

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The steps leading to the trial of voluntary drug tests in Tai Po schools. 2008 November: The Task Force on Youth Drug Abuse recommends that a research project be commissioned to devise ... abuse. Initiatives include a voluntary drug-testing scheme that will go on trial in Tai Po secondary schools. July 16: Mr Tsang announces the pilot scheme will start in the 2009-10 school year. ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have stepped up efforts to fight drug abuse among teenagers who visited the mainland regularly during the summer holiday. Leaflets about drug abuse were distributed to youngsters returning ... before October. Warning for youngsters buying drugs on mainland Some 135 Hong Kong people have been arrested for drugs at entertainment premises on the mainland since the middle of last year, ...

  6. Rehab centre row requires a sensitive touch

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in their vicinity, the 'not-in-my-backyard' mentality has prevailed. Coming in the midst of several recent cases of teenage drug abuse in schools and public areas, the fears of Mui Wo residents ... of education and home affairs played? Was enough thought given to integrating the college into the Mui Wo community? The government has been waging a war against teenage drug abuse, so it could ...

  7. letters

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... do all we can to protect it. Johnnie Ho Chun-ting We must do more to stop drug abuse Drug abuse is getting more common in Hong Kong. There have been disturbing reports about the underground ... with the problem. But more needs to be done. We can educate youngsters about the dangers of drug abuse. I believe the government should also impose harsher penalties on drug users. That may deter many young ...

  8. letters

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... find happiness if we are not satisfied with what we have. Katie Leung, Leung Shek Chee College Teen drug abuse is everyone's problem According to recent news reports, the number of young drug addicts in Hong Kong is increasingly rapidly. In my opinion, most teenagers who take drugs do so because of loneliness, parental or peer pressure, stress due to exams, and relationship ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the Philippine consulate so the worker can get back to Hong Kong as soon as possible and be given another appointment. Joyce Chin, Hung Hom How should we tackle teenage drug abuse? I am concerned about the large number of teenagers who are taking drugs. Many teenagers start taking drugs out of curiosity. If adults try to explain to teenagers how dangerous drugs are, it may be counter-productive ...

  10. Sting busts drug gangs using teens as couriers

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Two baby-faced policemen posed as video-game enthusiasts, leading to a bust on two triad-related gangs that recruited teenagers to deliver drugs ... in Tai Po. Superintendent Choy Wai-fu of the New Territories North crime unit said the two gangs recruited teenagers as drug couriers in an attempt to avoid arrests. 'Investigations showed ...




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