One of the challenges to anti-drug authorities posed by the growing trade in methamphetamines is that they are easily produced in small, widely dispersed laboratories, so it is difficult to cut off at source. This has attracted international drug syndicates to the highly profitable logistics of getting large consignments together for shipment to markets in rich countries. To intercept these shipments and make arrests before distribution, narcotics agents need high-grade intelligence - and they need to share it across borders.Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 3:55am
The Government's Narcotics Division has been accused of turning a blind eye to a growing problem of youth drug abuse by using inaccurate data collected by a crippled system.
Social workers claim thousands of drug abusers aged under 21 are missing from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse System - which the Government uses to reflect trends in illegal drug use.6 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
The number of reported Ecstasy users has almost quadrupled in the past year despite an overall drop in the number of officially listed drug addicts, new figures reveal.
Abuse of another psychotropic drug, triazolam, is also on the rise, with quarterly statistics showing a marked increase in the number of addicts registered this year against the same period last year.7 Jun 1999 - 12:00am
Fewer young drug abusers were reported to the Central Registry of Drug Abuse (CRDA) last year than the year before, according to the Assistant Secretary of Narcotics, Lam Ka-tai.
'A total of 3,135 drug abusers aged below 21 were reported to the CRDA, 14.3 per cent down on the figure in 1996,' Mr Lam said.30 Mar 1998 - 12:00am
HONGKONG signed an agreement with Malaysia to strengthen co-operation in fighting drug trafficking in the first such pact with an Asian nation.
The pact provides for mutual assistance in tracing, freezing and seizure of proceeds of drug trafficking, the Narcotics Division said.26 Apr 1993 - 12:00am