More unlicensed products found as drug firm apologises

The Department of Health has found another two products made by Neochem Pharmaceutical Laboratories, in July and August, when it did not have a valid licence.

Wednesday, 27 October, 2010, 12:00am

Man to appear on trafficking charge

A 19-year-old man will appear in Eastern Court today charged with trafficking 15,000 tablets of nimetazepam valued at HK$930,000. He was intercepted at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal at about 4pm on Monday when he arrived from Macau. The banned drug, also known as Erimin 5, was allegedly found in five food cartons in the man's luggage case.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Doctor struck off register for 2 months

The Medical Council ruled yesterday that a doctor be removed from the general register for two months for possessing nine types of dangerous drugs whose amount did not tally with the record that all doctors are required to keep.

28 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Banker's theft conviction quashed after surgical-drug revelation

A top banker had her shoplifting conviction quashed yesterday on the grounds that she probably acted under the influence of a surgical drug injected a few hours earlier.

Chia Su-yen, 37, formerly vice-president of JPMorgan Chase Bank, allegedly swapped the price tags on two DVDs, valued at HK$719 in total, with cheaper ones in a branch of HMV on August 1 last year.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Six teenagers arrested after street robberies

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Housewives accused of smuggling Ecstasy pills

A drug-trafficking gang allegedly recruited two housewives as couriers to smuggle $6.65 million worth of the party drug Ecstasy into Hong Kong from Europe, police said yesterday.

17 Jun 2004 - 12:00am


A suspected drug trafficker who sold tranquilisers through the Internet was being held for questioning after allegedly selling drugs to undercover officers. The officers bought a total of 230 tablets of Estazolam from the suspect in five different orders delivered by post.

13 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

$30,000 tranquilliser seizure

Customs officers arrested a 58-year-old woman returning from Shenzhen with 1,000 tablets of Diazepam tranquillisers worth $30,000 on her at Lowu border checkpoint.

24 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Abusers 'slimming'

Many young women drug abusers believe taking drugs can help them become slimmer, a survey has found. Of 172 female drug abusers aged between 14 and 21, the Hong Kong Christian Service found that 82 per cent had taken drugs on nights out because they believed dancing all night would reduce their weight.

30 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Customs vows to escalate war on drugs

Customs officials pledged to take a zero-tolerance approach to Ecstasy, ketamine and other drugs yesterday.

The vow came as officers revealed seizures of the drugs for the first seven months of this year were double for all of last year.

30 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Meat, tranquillisers seized

Customs officers seized 11kg of fresh meat and 250 tablets of the tranquilliser Estazolam, valued at $7,500, in three separate arrests at Lowu. A man, 28, was arrested for allegedly possessing 100 tablets of Estazolam on his return from Shenzhen. Another 150 tablets of the drug were seized from a woman, 18. The meat was found in the luggage of a man, 37, on his return from Shenzhen.

24 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Record drug haul

Customs officers made their biggest seizure of the prescription-only tranquilliser Triazolam following the arrest of a Hong Kong man, 40, as he returned from the mainland. Officers said they found 3,544 tablets on the suspect. A search of his Tai Po home uncovered another 5,885 tablets and led to the arrest of a 37-year-old male relative.

15 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Drug seizures soar

Seizures of the psychotropic drugs Estazolam and Midazolam, commonly used as sleeping pills, increased from 750 and 36 tablets respectively in the first four months of last year to 20,315 and 1,068 in the same period this year.

27 May 2000 - 12:00am

Drug arrest

A man, 31, was arrested by Customs officers at Lowu for allegedly bringing in more than 1,000 tablets of the drug estazolam worth about $30,000.

22 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Drug stash

AN 18-year-old electrician was arrested after Lowu Customs officers found 200 tablets of the tranquilliser Estazolam stuffed in a pocket when he returned from Shenzhen.

2 Jan 2000 - 12:00am