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Guangdong drug villagers wary days after big police raid

In Pictures: Boshe raid leaves mark

Five days after a huge pre-dawn raid in which police seized three tonnes of crystal meth, an uneasy quiet has descended on Boshe, a Guangdong village of 14,000.

Monday, 6 January, 2014, 9:37am 2 comments

Hong Kong must continue cross-border co-operation on narcotics

One of the challenges to anti-drug authorities posed by the growing trade in methamphetamines is that they are easily produced in small, widely dispersed laboratories, so it is difficult to cut off at source. This has attracted international drug syndicates to the highly profitable logistics of getting large consignments together for shipment to markets in rich countries. To intercept these shipments and make arrests before distribution, narcotics agents need high-grade intelligence - and they need to share it across borders.

19 May 2013 - 3:55am

British woman arrested in Indonesia over trafficking of drugs from China

A British woman could face the death penalty in Indonesia after being arrested for allegedly smuggling crystal methamphetamine into the country from China, an official said.

19 May 2013 - 8:05am

Australian police smash Hong Kong-linked drug ring

Australian police said on Friday they had smashed a crime syndicate operating across Asia, leading to 27 arrests and the seizure of drugs and assets worth millions of dollars. Authorities said the organised gang – operating in China, including in Hong Kong and Macau, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar – allegedly targeted Australia for its heroin and methamphetamine trade.

23 Mar 2013 - 3:37am

Hong Kong man charged over record Australian drug bust

A 51-year-old Hong Kong man may face life in an Australian prison after being charged yesterday in the biggest seizure of the drug Ice in that country's history.

1 Mar 2013 - 5:32am

Hong Kong man arrested in record Australian methamphetamine bust

A Singaporean and a man from Hong Kong have been arrested in connection with an unprecedented methamphetamine seizure in Australia that was almost double the previous record, police said on Thursday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Steamroller yields A$237m China drugs haul

Australian police said yesterday they had seized cocaine and methamphetamine worth A$237 million (HK$1.9 billion) shipped from China and hidden in a steamroller.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

Bug HK cargo of Ice drug seized by Australian police

For the second time this year, Australian police have uncovered a huge shipment of the drug Ice from Hong Kong, this time hidden in a container filled with furniture.

23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am

Customs seizes record HK$760m cocaine haul

A joint operation between Hong Kong and US authorities has led to the city's biggest seizure of cocaine.

Some 649kg of the drug, with an estimated street value of HK$760 million, was discovered in a shipping container that arrived from Ecuador on Wednesday, following a tip-off from the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK police go to Manila for drugs probe

Anti-narcotics police from Hong Kong are flying to Manila to help identify five suspects caught in a raid on an Ice factory in an upmarket gated housing estate.

The five men claimed to be Hongkongers but had 11 passports between them, 10 allegedly issued by the Hong Kong government.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am