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
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.