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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A South American man has been arrested for trying to smuggle HK$7.73 million worth of cocaine into Hong Kong by dissolving the drug in a liquid and soaking his clothes and suitcase with it.
The 49-year-old man was intercepted by customs officers when he arrived from Córdoba, Argentina on Monday afternoon.5 Feb 2013 - 5:50pm
A 16-year-old boy was yesterday sent to a training centre for trafficking 20 grams of the drug Ice, a day after a teenage girl was sentenced for a similar offence.
The unemployed youth, Ng Ping-hei, pleaded guilty to one count of drug trafficking at the Court of First Instance yesterday. He was 15 when he committed the offence.29 Dec 2012 - 4:17am
A 16-year-old girl was jailed for six years and seven months yesterday, after pleading guilty to trafficking 590 grams of ketamine disguised as packages of tea.
Chow Yuen-toa, who left school after Form Three and worked as a waitress and saleswoman, pleaded guilty to one count of drug trafficking in the Court of First Instance.28 Dec 2012 - 5:21am
A Hong Kong man was arrested after trying to smuggle 330 grams of the party drug Ice, or crystal meth, from the mainland, police said on Thursday.
The man, 49, was stopped by police and customs officers at the immigration hall at the Lo Wu border control point, while returning from Shenzhen on Wednesday afternoon.8 Nov 2012 - 5:22pm
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