A Paraguayan and his Chinese accomplice were jailed for 15 years yesterday for smuggling HK$67 million worth of cocaine from South America to Hong Kong.
The consequences of their actions were 'beyond imagination', Madam Justice Esther Toh Lye-ping said.Friday, 16 December, 2011, 12:00am
The world of cocaine12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Local resident and former headhunter Paul Boyle has turned his personal demons into triumph, with his 2009 documentary Coming Clean nominated for two awards - best directorial debut and best international documentary - at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival last week.8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
A transportation worker was jailed for 11 years and four months yesterday after admitting manufacturing cocaine and using a false identity card, the Court of First Instance heard. On February 23 last year a police raid in Lee Chung-tai's Sham Tseng premises found 391.62 grams of sodium hydroxide, an ingredient used to make cocaine.27 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
The price of illegal drugs has gone up, a senior customs officer said yesterday, the result of disruptions to supply caused by several big seizures.12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Inspections have been stepped up at the airport's cargo terminal after 2kg of cocaine was found concealed in parcels of children's books.
The four parcels and their haul, with a street value of HK$1.6 million, were posted in California. The most recent package arrived in Hong Kong by express mail on Friday.21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Doctors and social workers are concerned about the rising number of drug addicts seeking treatment for crack cocaine abuse.
They are worried that the drug's plummeting price - down at least 40 per cent in the city since the middle of last year - as well as its growing popularity, is responsible for a surge in use in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the city.16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Two Colombians have been found guilty of conspiring to import large quantities of cocaine from the mainland on a continuing basis.
It took only a few hours for a Court of First Instance jury to unanimously convict the pair, Wilson Alberto Corredor Medina, 33, and Jose Emil Villamil Diaz, 28, on a single count each of conspiracy to traffic in a dangerous drug.20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
A Peruvian woman who spent three days excreting packets of cocaine after being arrested at the airport has pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs.2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Three men caught converting cocaine into crack for personal use were jailed yesterday for between 40 months and four years.31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am