Methamphetamine

Guangdong drug villagers wary days after big police raid

An armed officer guards paramilitary police carrying crystal meth during the massive raid on Boshe village last Sunday. Photo: Reuters

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

Australian Federal Police seized drugs from a crime syndicate operating across South East Asia. Photo: AFP

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

Lindsay Sandiford of Britain. Another British woman may also face death in Indonesia for drugs. PHoto: AFP

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

Some of the A$4 million cash confiscated by the Australian Federal Police. Photo: AFP

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

The Ice had an estimated street value of HK$3.5 billion.

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

The Australian Federal Police's largest ever seizure of methamphetamine was found in a shipment of cleaning chemicals. Photo: AFP

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

One of the sports bags seized during the raid. Photo: AP

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

Two Hongkongers sought by police after further drug raids in Manila

Philippine anti-drugs police are searching for two Hongkongers after two Ice factories were found abandoned in the same upmarket community where five Hongkongers were arrested last week.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hongkongers held in Ice factory raid

Five Hongkongers, including twins, were arrested in a predawn raid on an Ice factory yesterday inside an upmarket gated complex in suburban Manila.

The men, who had been under surveillance for almost a year, were apparently caught off-guard when agents swooped at 4.30am, with one suspect trying to run away and another jumping into a creek.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Welcome to Shanghai ... or Shang-high for some

'You like a smoke?' he asks, taking a long drag on his sweetly fragrant roll-up and leaning back against a pet-shop window.

It's just gone 10pm on a weeknight and a popular bar street in the centre of Shanghai is unusually quiet. We have barely met and this tall Nigerian has offered me a score almost by way of a 'hello'.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fears of drug 'meth labs' spilling into city

A raid on Hong Kong's first known 'meth lab' last month led to concerns that the city may now be, like the rest of southern China, a top exporter of a key component of the stimulant drug methamphetamine.

The operation, based in a Kwai Chung factory, was capable of producing 200kg of high-grade methamphetamine worth HK$150 million in just three days.

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Drugs hidden by swallowing

A 33-year-old man admitted to Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre was found to have hidden more than seven tablets of suspected dangerous drugs wrapped in plastic sheets in his body yesterday. The man was admitted to the centre on Monday on a charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug. Officers had information he might have swallowed drugs and put him under observation.

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am