Illegal Drug Trade in the People'S Republic of China

Sydney gang bust 'shows HK drug fight working'

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.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:49pm

Heroin seizures triple as gangs target HK gateway

Heroin seizures at the airport have surged threefold this year as traffickers try to use Hong Kong as a gateway to the mainland.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Drugs torched in town that provided trigger for first opium war

Mainland customs authorities announced yesterday that they would burn more than two tonnes of drugs in the historic town Humen , Guangdong, to mark today's International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Golden Triangle tamed, drug summit told

East Asia has seen a dramatic drop in poppy production in the past 12 years but faces challenges from new types and alternative sources of drugs, China's top narcotics official said after a regional meeting on drug control.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

HK transit port for 'golden crescent' drug dealers

Drug dealers are increasingly smuggling heroin into the mainland via Hong Kong from drug-production areas of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, a senior customs agent says.

They adopted circuitous smuggling routes, hired couriers from different countries and used different concealment methods, according to Ben Leung Lun-cheung, head of customs' drug investigation bureau.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am

Arrests lift lid on drug couriers' smuggling methods

Seven concealment methods used by female drug couriers to smuggle heroin into the mainland via Hong Kong were revealed yesterday after the arrest of eight Thai women, who had used a number of them, and the seizure of HK$2.7 million worth of the drug.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Police smash Ice ring and detain top suspect

One of China's most-wanted drug suspects has been snared in a joint operation by mainland and Philippine police targeting a multimillion-dollar international ring.

Senior officers also said yesterday that Hong Kong was a distribution centre for the network and city police had played a role in the operation.

27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Mainland flexes anti-drug muscle

Tonnes of confiscated narcotics are torched and five people executed to mark global day against illicit use and trafficking

The mainland yesterday marked International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by announcing at least five executions of traffickers and torching tonnes of confiscated drugs at mass rallies.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Guangzhou a wholesale market for illegal drugs: expert

Guangzhou has become a distribution hub for illegal drugs, according to a mainland expert combating the illicit trade.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Abuse of synthetic drugs on the rise in HK and across Asia

UN report highlights the increased use of 'party' amphetamines by youngsters

The growing problem of synthetic drug trafficking in Asia has been reflected in Hong Kong. Nearly 40 more people - 535 - were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and Ecstasy-type tablets in the first half of this year compared with the same period last year.

25 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

$4m worth of heroin seized at border

Updated at 3.17pm: Customs officers said on Friday they had seized seven kilograms of heroin from a truck coming into Hong Kong from the mainland.

The seizure - with a street value of over $4 million - was made at the Man Kam To border checkpoint in a joint operation by customs officers and the police Narcotics Bureau, a statement said.

16 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Heroin trafficking charge

A man, 27, was charged with trafficking and manufacturing dangerous drugs after the seizure of $1.3 million worth of suspected heroin at a flat in Golden Lion Garden, Sha Tin. He will appear in Eastern Court tomorrow.

13 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

20 held after drugs seized

Ten Hong Kong residents were among 20 people arrested by mainland police after the seizure of drugs and chemicals worth three million yuan (HK$2.8 million).

The arrests followed 20 months of investigations into drug activities in Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

28 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Taskforce to combat border drugs trade

Soldiers and local militias will be used to combat increasingly rampant border drug trafficking activities, the Government announced yesterday.

The Public Security Ministry said a taskforce comprising police, militiamen, Customs officers, soldiers and residents would be set up in the southwest border area, near the Golden Triangle.

27 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Pair returned

CHINA handed over to Hong Kong police two men wanted in connection with drugs and theft offences. The pair aged 25 and 27 were arrested in Shenzhen on August 25. One was allegedly involved in drug trafficking in 1992, the other in a theft case which occurred in 1993.

9 Nov 1995 - 12:00am