Hong Kong police search for mother after urine test finds illegal drug in toddler’s body

Boy, two, now receiving treatment at Tseung Kwan O Hospital

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 February, 2017, 4:57pm
UPDATED : Friday, 10 February, 2017, 4:57pm

A two-year-old boy’s urine test showed there was an illegal drug in his body, prompting police to launch a criminal investigation and find his mother on Friday.

The toddler was now under examination and receiving treatment at Tseung Kwan O Hospital in Po Ning Lane, according to police.

Earlier this month, the boy was taken by a social worker to hospital for treatment, a police source said. After the results of the urine test were released on Friday, hospital staff made a report to police shortly before 11am that day.

Investigators from Kwun Tong police district were looking into the case and police are treating the case as cruelty to a child.

About a month ago, officers arrested a couple at the Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam after their two-year-old daughter’s urine test revealed there were traces of crystal meth, also known as Ice, in her body.