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Pair get 15 years for smuggling cocaine to HK

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

Increase in drug seizures pushes up prices

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

2kg of cocaine hidden in children's books

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

Drug suspects tried to flush cocaine down toilet, police say

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

I started smoking aged six and was on cocaine at seven

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

Powder play is all for show

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

$3m cocaine haul seized

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

Global operation stings cocaine manufacturers

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

Charge laid over drug

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