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

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

Eight horses from the stable of trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai have been withdrawn from today's public holiday fixture at Sha Tin and more scratchings may follow, with another 27 horses tested for banned drug zilpaterol.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

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

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 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

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. 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

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

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