A Paraguayan and his Chinese accomplice were jailed for 15 years yesterday for smuggling HK$67 million worth of cocaine from South America to Hong Kong.
The consequences of their actions were 'beyond imagination', Madam Justice Esther Toh Lye-ping said.Friday, 16 December, 2011, 12:00am
The price of illegal drugs has gone up, a senior customs officer said yesterday, the result of disruptions to supply caused by several big seizures.12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Inspections have been stepped up at the airport's cargo terminal after 2kg of cocaine was found concealed in parcels of children's books.
The four parcels and their haul, with a street value of HK$1.6 million, were posted in California. The most recent package arrived in Hong Kong by express mail on Friday.21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Suspects flushed some cocaine down a toilet and hurled drug-processing equipment out of a window from a Tin Shui Wai public housing unit in an attempt to destroy evidence during a police raid yesterday.8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am
While most children find toys, TV games or ice cream irresistible, Ah Shing, now 15, used to prefer a different indulgence - puffing cocaine, which he has been doing since he was seven.8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
A new 'drug' craze is sweeping Britain and seems likely to hit Hong Kong. 'Foke', or fake coke, is a powder that looks like cocaine but has no effect. Users buy it for the supposed glamour of chopping out lines and snorting them conspicuously at parties. 'Foke costs #5 (HK$62) a gram,' according to gossip site Popbitch.com.12 Nov 2002 - 12:00am
Police arrested a 25-year-old man and seized 2.6kg of cocaine worth $3 million in a flat in Nathan Road, Mongkok. In a separate operation, police arrested four teenagers and discovered 500 grams of heroin worth $175,000 at a flat in Li Cheng Uk Estate, Shamshuipo.5 Jan 2001 - 12:00am
A global crackdown on the movement of a key ingredient in the manufacture of cocaine has put a significant dent in the worldwide trade in the drug, a conference in the SAR heard yesterday.23 Oct 1999 - 12:00am
FOLLOWING the largest single seizure of cocaine in the territory, a 42-year-old Venezuelan appeared in San Po Kong Court charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug.
Ruben Dario Herrera Sanchez, also known as Pedro Nel Rojas, is charged with trafficking in about 2.6 kilograms of cocaine.27 Feb 1993 - 12:00am