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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 5:59pm

Drug trafficking

Police reveal ‘rare’ method of trafficking cocaine into Hong Kong

The Narcotics Bureau said traffickers brought the drugs into the territory by soaking them in absorbent paper, concealing them in photograph albums and then mailing them.

Tuesday, 6 August, 2013, 9:25pm

Hong Kong must continue cross-border co-operation on narcotics

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.

19 May 2013 - 3:55am

Six foreign drug traffickers jailed up to 27 years

In sentencing yesterday, Deputy Judge Mr Justice Gareth Lugar-Mawson described the case - involving cocaine with a street value of more than HK$500 million - as an extremely bad example of international drug trafficking. Saying he believed most of the cocaine was bound for the mainland, Lugar-Mawson said the law had to ensure Hong Kong would not become a drug transit centre in Asia.

14 May 2013 - 5:01am

Chinese suspects seized over drug money scam in Spain

Spanish police have arrested six suspects, including one from Hong Kong, who allegedly laundered hundreds of thousands of euros a week in drug money. Officers exposed a network including two Chinese nationals, one suspect from Hong Kong and three Moroccans in raids at locations including a major Chinese trading estate near Madrid.

10 May 2013 - 3:33am

Briefs, March 11, 2013

Australia said it had offered Indonesia a formal guarantee that drug trafficker Schapelle Corby would comply with parole, in a letter supporting her release from prison.

11 Mar 2013 - 5:21am

Hong Kong man arrested in record Australian methamphetamine bust

A Singaporean and a man from Hong Kong have been arrested in connection with an unprecedented methamphetamine seizure in Australia that was almost double the previous record, police said on Thursday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

A US$10,000 gamble for African couriers

Business in West Africa is booming - for drug traffickers, at least. The region has flourished as a drug trafficking hub in recent years as cartels exporting narcotics from Asia's "Golden Crescent" and South America to the rest of the world exploit its poor population and weak law enforcement.

26 Feb 2013 - 5:49am

Short Soccer, February 24, 2013

Sao Paulo have been confirmed as South American Cup winners two months after the final against Argentine rivals Tigre had to be abandoned following allegations of violence.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

Hong Kong police canines to do double duty as drugs dogs

The initiative to "add value" to patrol dogs started in 2010, with 16 of the 75 the dogs already trained. Lee said it would take another three to four years to train all the dogs in drug detection.

12 Feb 2013 - 6:11am

Briefs, February 12, 2013

A British grandmother sentenced to death by firing squad for trafficking drugs into Indonesia lodged an appeal to the High Court. 

12 Feb 2013 - 7:07am