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Naw Kham executed over murder of Chinese sailors; TV broadcast blasted

Four men were executed by lethal injection on the mainland yesterday for the murder of 13 Chinese sailors, with their final moments as they headed to the death chamber broadcast live on state television.

Saturday, 2 March, 2013, 4:53am 12 comments

HK court's 'drug money' knockback for El Chino

A mainland-born businessman snared in top-level political intrigue in Latin America has failed in his bid to unlock tens of millions of dollars from an alleged drug trafficking fortune frozen in Hong Kong bank accounts.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

10-year manhunt ends with arrest of drug kingpin

One of the world's most-hunted drug traffickers - whose organisation compared in size to that of late drug lord Pablo Escobar - has been arrested in Brazil after a decade on the run.

Pablo Rayo-Montano was captured on Tuesday at his home in Sao Paulo as part of a three-year operation spearheaded by the US Drug Enforcement Agency and police in Brazil, Panama and Colombia.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am

Drug lords line up for Asian invasion

He might be known as Mr Big, but the name hardly does justice to today's super-rich drug baron. The money involved in his illicit trade is so large it's almost beyond comprehension. Drugs, just like any other in-demand commodity, have boomed on the back of globalisation.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Arrests for drugs send underworld a warning

China's transnational criminal underworld has been served a strong warning with the arrests of four 'untouchables' and the dismantling of one of the world's biggest drug-smuggling rings, a senior US agent said yesterday.

5 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Bid to strip baron of assets delayed

THE battle for the multi-million dollar fortune of one of Hong Kong's biggest heroin smugglers has been delayed.

Chun Yeung, 39, was jailed in January for 25 years for conspiring to traffic in 277 kilograms of heroin with a street value of at least $83 million.

But inadequate preparation stalled High Court proceedings to strip the drug baron of his assets.

12 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Law must be enforceable

IN the longer term, the proposal to reduce the penalties for laundering drug money in order to be able to reduce the standards of proof needed for a conviction may turn out to be the right one.

28 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Flight to Chile

SANTIAGO: Seven members of Pablo Escobar's family fled to Chile this month. But Chilean officials said the presence of the Colombian drug baron's nephew, Nicolas Escobar Urquijo could be ''dangerous'' for the country.

29 Jun 1993 - 12:00am