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Drugs

17 Hong Kong horses test positive for drugged feed as zilpaterol found in 2nd brand

Paul O'Sullivan. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The possibility that Hong Kong's racehorses have been exposed to contaminated feed yesterday widened to cover more than half the population in training at Sha Tin after a second type of feed from California was found to contain the banned substance zilpaterol; a total of 17 horses have tested positive for it.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 4:30am

Eight horses pulled out of Sha Tin meeting over banned drug

Ricky Yiu issues instructions after Yat Ding Win's victory at Sha Tin on June 2. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Eight horses from the stable of trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai have been withdrawn from today's public holiday fixture at Sha Tin and more scratchings may follow, with another 27 horses tested for banned drug zilpaterol.

12 Jun 2013 - 2:26pm 1 comment

British woman arrested in Indonesia over trafficking of drugs from China

Lindsay Sandiford of Britain. Another British woman may also face death in Indonesia for drugs. PHoto: AFP

A British woman could face the death penalty in Indonesia after being arrested for allegedly smuggling crystal methamphetamine into the country from China, an official said.

19 May 2013 - 8:05am

Drug dealers selling more to ESF school students in Hong Kong: police

Drug dealers selling more to ESF school students in Hong Kong: police

Police have warned of "an alarming increase" in drug dealers who sell to schoolchildren - in particular, those at English School Foundation (ESF) schools.

16 Apr 2013 - 12:34am 11 comments

Asylum seekers recruited to sell cocaine to nightclubbers, say police

Asylum seekers have been recruited by drug gangs to sell cocaine in Central's nightclub district. Photo: Nora Tam

Asylum seekers have been recruited by drug gangs to sell cocaine in Central's upmarket nightclub district, police say.

And they are even offering punters a free "line" of the drug that sells for HK$1,500 a gram to prove the quality of their product.

7 Apr 2013 - 8:25am

Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda

Hidden drug use puts tests on agenda

The number of years drug abusers are staying below the radar has doubled in the last five years, Hong Kong's drugs tsar revealed yesterday as she announced plans to consult the public on introducing "mandatory drug testing".

22 Mar 2013 - 4:07am 1 comment

Surprise urine checks aimed at potential relapse offenders

Rehabilitation authorities are stepping up surprise urine checks on discharged drug offenders to tighten scrutiny of potential relapses. Photo: Nora Tam

Rehabilitation authorities are stepping up surprise urine checks on discharged drug offenders to tighten scrutiny of potential relapses. Two former prison officers were jailed last year for falsifying specimens.

10 Mar 2013 - 5:52am

ECB vows drugs crackdown after inquest into Tom Maynard's death

Tom Maynard

Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, tipped as a future England international, was electrocuted on a railway line and struck by a train as he attempted to flee police while on drink and drugs.

28 Feb 2013 - 5:24am

City Digest, February 25, 2013

Two teenage girls from Hong Kong allegedly detained in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by men demanding compensation for a valuable vase they had broken are safe and expected to go home soon, Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:27am

Dubai police tortured Britons held on drug charges, charity claims

Suneet Jeerh

Grant Cameron, Karl Williams and Suneet Jeerh, all 25, were arrested while on holiday on July 10 after police allegedly found a synthetic form of cannabis known as "spice" in their car.

22 Feb 2013 - 2:56am

Anti-doping chief names China as key drugs supplier

Wada president John Fahey

China remains the "major source of supply" for illegal performance-enhancing drugs, according to World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) president John Fahey. His comments came after Wada director-general David Howman said on Tuesday that "99 per cent of illegal substances come from China".

14 Feb 2013 - 5:14am

Officers happy to hand over job

This body scanner at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre can scan a body for hidden drugs in about 15 seconds. Photo: Dickson Lee

An X-ray machine to detect drugs has been installed at a remand centre, much to the relief of prison officers who previously had to do manual rectum searches of the inmates.

"The manual process in the past was quite noxious," said Commissioner of Correctional Services Sin Yat-kin.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:23am

Pharmaceutical company loses 1b yuan after 140-word Weibo message

Comedian Song Dandan in a TV commercial of the controversial medicine.

A 140-word warning against a popular cold medicine for children on China’s micro-blogging  website has cost the manufacturer, Renhe Pharmacy, a billion yuan (HK$1.24 billion) in the value of its shares, the Xinhua state news agency reported this week.

1 Feb 2013 - 1:25pm 2 comments

British man faces verdict over Bali cocaine ring

Briton Julian Anthony Ponder talks to his lawyer ahead of his verdict trial in Denpasar. Photo: AP

A British man accused ofdrugs trafficking ring on the Indonesian resort island of Bali faces a verdict and sentence on cocaine possession charges on Tuesday.

29 Jan 2013 - 6:00pm

Drug breakthrough may cut dangers of a stroke

Drug breakthrough may cut dangers of a stroke

A readily available chemical could reduce the risk of cerebral haemorrhage in stroke patients treated with a life-saving drug that breaks down blood clots, a team of Shanghai scientists has discovered.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:29am

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