Illegal Drug Trade
They say you can get anything online in China these days – from your fake vanity iPhone “logins” to quirkier purchases such asMonday, 15 April, 2013, 7:13pm
Iran’s border patrol police said it seized more than 11 tonnes of drug, killing one smuggler, in the “biggest” bust since the 1979 Islamic revolution, media reported on Sunday.9 Dec 2012 - 6:28pm
Major drug trafficker taken by police28 Sep 2012 - 4:19am
Mexico appeared to strike a major blow against one faction of the hyper-violent Zetas cartel on Wednesday night, with the navy announcing it had captured one of the country’s most-wanted drug traffickers, Ivan Velazquez Caballero, known as “El Taliban”.27 Sep 2012 - 3:21pm
An exchange of intelligence with their counterparts in Hong Kong helped Australian police land a HK$4 billion drug haul and arrest four Hong Kong men suspected of being part of a smuggling gang, it was revealed yesterday.15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm
Cocaine smuggling from South America is on the rise.
Drug cartels are using couriers, or 'mules', trained to carry up to 1.7kg of the drug in their stomachs for flights lasting 20 hours or longer.
In April and May alone, airport customs officers seized 20kg of cocaine with a street value of HK$22 million and arrested 14 suspected mules.9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Customs officers have seized their biggest ever haul of ketamine, a 412kg stash with a street value of HK$47 million.
It is more than triple the amount of ketamine seized by customs in the whole of the past two years.2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Airport customs officers have seized hundreds of thousands of flu pills destined for underground laboratories on the mainland, where they would have been turned into quantities of the drug Ice with a street value of HK$26.5 million.1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
A diligent sniffer dog at the airport has helped the authorities uncover a new tactic used by South American drug smugglers.
Police on Thursday arrested a 46-year-old Colombian man who flew in from Bogota after his travel bag was found to have packages of cotton soaked with a mixture containing 4.5kg of cocaine.21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Teenagers are starting to take drugs at increasingly younger ages; in some cases, children younger than 10 are falling victim.
In most cases, teens get into drugs because of people around them - they think taking drugs is cool. But it's not.27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
More than 1 1/2 tonnes of cocaine was confiscated in Hong Kong over the past two years, prompting customs officials to take the unprecedented step of establishing intelligence links with South America to combat the drug trade.23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Mainland police arrested 12,125 suspects and confiscated more than 300kg of illicit drugs in a nationwide crackdown on narcotics sold through online chat rooms.
It is the first time authorities have smashed a nationwide drug distribution system which used the online media as its main transaction platform, Xinhua reported yesterday.31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
A close-up on the war
The global war on drugs has stumbled more than it has succeeded. It has been troubled by patchy leadership and a contradictory history.13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Government figures show a decline of youth drug abuse in Hong Kong ahead of this Sunday's international anti-drug abuse day.
The Action Committee Against Narcotics announced last week that the number of reported young drug abusers dropped by 39.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year. The number went down from 1,110 to 667.23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Police smashed two drug trafficking syndicates following the arrest of two men and the seizure of 147 kilograms of cocaine yesterday.
The haul, which police said had a street value of around HK$153 million, was the largest drug seizure so far this year.1 May 2011 - 12:00am