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  1. News - World - CRIME

    US$65m raid on Los Angeles' garment district in drug cash laundering probe

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:07pm by MCT

    ... they allege were part of a widespread attempt by Mexican drug cartels to launder narcotics profits. Nine people were arrested on Wednesday in raids targeting 70 locations, many of them businesses in the fashion district. Those arrested included two members of the Chen family who import clothing from China and are accused of laundering US$75,000 for drug traffickers and federal agents posing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590298/us65m-raid-los-angeles-garment-district-drug-cash-laundering-probe
  2. Surge in drug crimes, family abuse

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... dismissed suggestions that the city had become a drug trafficking centre but noted a rising trend in the number of young abusers. 'We arrested 204 youngsters in the first half of last year, ... team, said more teenagers were becoming drug dealers. 'We know this from our own experience. Frequent police operations might also have led to the rise in arrests,' he said. Mr Lo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601725/surge-drug-crimes-family-abuse
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Disadvantaged youngsters wary of proposed mandatory drug tests

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Survey reveals doubts about drug test scheme A survey of young people receiving help from social workers found that one in two believe mandatory drug tests would lead to abuses of power and further marginalisation of drug users. The research also found that more than half of the teenagers and young adults surveyed had not heard about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1384588/disadvantaged-youngsters-wary-proposed-mandatory-drug-tests
  4. Fewer teens taking drugs, study finds

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu Government figures show a decline of youth drug abuse in Hong Kong ahead of this Sunday's international anti-drug abuse day. The Action Committee Against Narcotics announced last week that the number of reported young drug abusers dropped by 39.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year. The number went down from 1,110 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971400/fewer-teens-taking-drugs-study-finds
  5. News - World - AVIATION

    Drug use by US pilots up fourfold since 1990, fatal crash tests show

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:58pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Crash reports show fourfold rise since 1990, with some users' performance affected Tests on US pilots find big increase in drug use Four times more US pilots killed in plane crashes test positive for drugs compared to two decades ago, tracking a broader social trend in the use of antihistamines, painkillers and marijuana. While most of the substances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589519/drug-use-us-pilots-fourfold-1990-fatal-crash-tests-show
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong girls using wider variety of drugs than boys as addicts get younger

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:17am by Bernice Chan

    ... centre run by the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (Sarda) and the women are celebrating their reintegration into society after managing to stay clean for a year. Lily, ... , Cheung says. And because teenage girls often have low self-esteem to start with, they are more prone to depression after taking drugs and are more vulnerable to sexual assault, she adds. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1464808/hong-kong-girls-using-wider-variety-drugs-boys-addicts
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581663/actor-ko-released-detention-after-14-days
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    No lighter sentence for animal abuser after judge rejects deal with prosecutor

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Man who deprived 100 cats and dogs of care gets four months in jail after judge rejects deal No lighter sentence for animal abuser A prosecutor erred ... serious charges against Chang Kwai-ming, 60, and sentenced him to four months in jail. Kwun Tong Court heard that Chang had abused more than 100 dogs and cats by failing to give them a safe home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584634/no-lighter-sentence-animal-abuser-after-judge-rejects-deal-prosecutor
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Corporate charity helps kids find their own paths

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... in Wong Tai Sin, where the resident children tend to be referred from social services. "This is sometimes as a result of domestic abuse," Ko said. The company holds fun days for the younger children and career workshops for the teenagers from both Evangel and the HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre in Kwai Chung.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585280/corporate-charity-helps-kids-find-their-own-paths
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film about teenage delinquency tests the mettle of its three young stars

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau Making their big screen debut in a gritty drama about teenage delinquency pushed the film's three young stars to their limits, writes Chris Lau Girls behaving badly Rainky ... commercials, and 19-year-old Hui is a popular model with fans in Hong Kong and the mainland. But when they were picked to star in a drama about three teenage delinquents, directed by Philip Yung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1534108/film-about-teenage-delinquency-tests-mettle-its-three-young

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