Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new drug users aged under 21 last year dropped by 20 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, in comparison to 2011.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 8:49am

Girl, 16, jailed six years for drug trafficking

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

Teenager jailed for six years over ketamine trafficking

A 16-year-old girl was jailed for six years and seven months on Thursday, after pleading guilty to trafficking 590 grams of the drug ketamine disguised as packages of tea.

27 Dec 2012 - 5:14pm 2 comments

City Digest, December 24, 2012

Newly elected Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing said yesterday the party was open to talking to the central government's liaison office about details for the chief executive election due in 2017 as long as the office showed "sincerity". Lau said agreeing on a plan detailing new arrangements for the election would build trust between the two sides.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:12am

Ketamine seizures jump three-fold in ten months

Customs officers show their biggest seizure of 412kg of ketamine with a street value of HK$47 million at its Kwai Chung Customhouse on June 1. Photo: David Wong

Seizures of ketamine saw an almost three-fold year-on-year increase in the first 10 months of this year, figures released by the Fight Crime Committee showed.

26 Nov 2012 - 7:31pm

City Digest, October 17, 2012

Ferry captains get bail extended

17 Oct 2012 - 3:14am

City Digest, October 5, 2012

Cabbie drives off with HK$60,000 in boot

5 Oct 2012 - 3:26am

Marine police arrest 59 people in three sea raids for drugs

Chief Superintendent Kwok Ho-fai

Ketamine users are taking to the sea to avoid detection following police success at flushing out party venues on land.

Marine police detained 59 people aged 15 to 53 and seized 32.3 grams of the drug after intercepting three pleasure boats in three separate cases in the past four weeks.

17 Aug 2012 - 4:00am

Wife stabber gets 8 years

A ketamine addict who said, 'Sorry, I don't want to do this' as he grabbed his wife by the neck, stabbed her repeatedly with a screwdriver and tried to hack her with a breadknife has been jailed for eight years.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm

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.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Record ketamine haul by customs

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

City Digest

Pair jailed for importing 13 maids on fake papers

19 May 2012 - 12:00am


HK to step up fight against tuberculosis

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Mainlander held for abduction of girl

A mainland tourist was arrested in a Mong Kok nightclub early yesterday over the abduction of the two-year-old daughter of his Hong Kong girlfriend. The man, 22, grabbed the girl and ran off after arguing with his girlfriend, 33, on Thursday night.

Youth arrested over ketamine haul

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Privately run social enterprise a cut above the rest

'YC' was just 15 when she had her first taste of ketamine. Within weeks she was hooked, her life spiralling into a drug-dependent haze that only ended when she was arrested by police.

Now 21, the young, bright-eyed woman working at the Fullness hairdressing salon in Sai Wan Ho is quietly spoken and talks openly about her troubled past.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am