Dissociative Drugs

Ketamine users' quality of life goes down the toilet

Ketamine abusers have weak bladder control even eight months after they quit the drug, according to a university study.

Thursday, 4 August, 2011, 12:00am

Mafoo's ketamine tainted Shahjee

Jockey Club stewards have found that Sha Tin winner Shahjee returned positive tests to ketamine after contamination by his drug-using handler, who has since been sacked.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Barrister had ketamine in bar, court told

A barrister found himself in court as a defendant yesterday, accused of being in possession of ketamine in a bar.

Tong Wai-ming, also known as Tong Ming, 50, pleaded not guilty in Kowloon City Court to a charge of possessing a dangerous drug.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Probe after Derby Day winner Shahjee returns positive ketamine test

The Jockey Club has been hit with another positive test for ketamine, with heavily-backed winner Shahjee the centre of the new inquiry.

In the past two years, young jockeys Marco Chui Kwan-lai and Kevin Leung Ka-wai have racked up three ketamine positives between them, two positives ending Chui's career and leaving Leung's in the balance pending a hearing.

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

We have a way; where's the will to tackle drugs?

Hong Kong is fast becoming a K-society, K as in ketamine; it is everywhere you look. The fact that it is a soft drug doesn't make it any less dangerous. Ketamine has several properties that make it a drug of choice for the masses. This drug is not about exclusivity; social workers in the know say that four people can get high by sharing just HK$20 worth of ketamine.

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Record haul of ketamine and Ice seized

Ketamine disguised as sugar and methamphetamine disguised as milk powder were among illegal drugs valued at HK$41.3 million found hidden in loudspeakers at Chek Lap Kok airport cargo terminal.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Teen arrested over Net ketamine party invite

A boy, 15, who used the internet to issue an open invitation to his 16th birthday party at a Shenzhen disco where free party drugs would be distributed was arrested yesterday. The case was the first of its kind in Hong Kong, police said.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Ketamine users as young as 13 held in raids

Police arrested 21 ketamine users aged 13 to 21 during raids on two housing estates in Tin Shui Wai last night in a pre-Christmas crackdown.

Thirteen of them were secondary school pupils. They were taking the drug on stairwells at Tin Yiu Estate and Grandeur Terrace Estate. Police seized 4 grams of the drug and detained the suspects overnight.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Ketamine found in parcel from India

Ten kilograms of almost pure ketamine were found by customs officers at the airport yesterday, hidden in three painted wooden panels and an altar being shipped from India.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Customs seize $1.4m worth of ketamine

Updated at 5.23pm: Customs officers have discovered $1.4 million worth of the party drug ketamine in a consignment at Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

The haul was made earlier on Tuesday when officers inspected a consignment from India, which was claimed to be carrying food.

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

200kg haul of ketamine

A record haul of 200kg of ketamine with a street value of $60 million has been seized during a police raid on a flat in Cheung Sha Wan.

It is the largest seizure since the party drug became popular in the city eight years ago. Narcotics Bureau head, acting Chief Superintendent John Ribeiro, said the haul came from an Asian country and was smuggled into Hong Kong recently.

23 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Two men held after customs seize 6kg of ketamine

Updated at 6.15pm: Customs officers on Thursday seized six kilograms of ketamine from two incoming passengers at Hong Kong International Airport, a spokesman said on Friday.

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Two arrested after airport drug find

Two Indians were arrested last week at the airport for allegedly smuggling 8kg of ketamine valued at $2.2 million, hidden inside baby powder containers and cleaning products.

The pair will face charges of trafficking in a dangerous drug in Tsuen Wan Court today.

1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Five-fold increase in ketamine seizures

Seizures of ketamine surged nearly five-fold in the first six months of this year.

But Hong Kong's security chief yesterday denied its use was soaring and attributed the increase to interceptions of the drug in transit.

In all, 316kg of ketamine were seized between January and last month, 496 per cent more than the 53kg in the same period last year.

31 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Customs arrest Malaysian man suspected of drug trafficking

Updated at 4.30pm: Customs officers on Wednesday arrested a Malaysian man suspected of trafficking ketamine at Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok.

A spokesman said on Thursday customs officers seized 2.64 kilograms of ketamine worth about $620,000 from the man after he had arrived in Hong Kong

26 May 2005 - 12:00am

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