Drug mules bear the brunt of rising cocaine arrests

Cocaine smuggling from South America is on the rise.

Drug cartels are using couriers, or 'mules', trained to carry up to 1.7kg of the drug in their stomachs for flights lasting 20 hours or longer.

Saturday, 9 June, 2012, 12:00am

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.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

567kg drugs bust largest ever for city

Cocaine recovered from a recycling warehouse in Tuen Mun stacks up to the largest seizure of the drug ever in the city - worth some HK$600 million - police said yesterday.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Jordan raid nets huge drug haul

A total of 760 grams of crack cocaine, 6.7 kilograms of cocaine, 180 grams of heroin and drug manufacturing equipment worth about HK$7.6 million were seized in a customs raid on a drug manufacturing facility in Jordan on Tuesday. A 61-year-old man was arrested and was charged with manufacturing and trafficking a dangerous drug. He will appear in Kowloon City Court today.

26 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

300kg haul of cocaine found in NT house

A village head and his family members in Fanling are being investigated after police found about 300 kilograms of cocaine worth HK$300 million in his house - the largest seizure of the drug in the city in years.

26 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Worker jailed for manufacturing cocaine

A transportation worker was jailed for 11 years and four months yesterday after admitting manufacturing cocaine and using a false identity card, the Court of First Instance heard. On February 23 last year a police raid in Lee Chung-tai's Sham Tseng premises found 391.62 grams of sodium hydroxide, an ingredient used to make cocaine.

27 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Brown gets six-month ban for cocaine

Australian becomes the third jockey in four years to fall foul of drugs rules

Australian jockey Corey Brown has been suspended for six months after becoming the third Hong Kong-based rider in four years to test positive to cocaine.

14 Apr 2006 - 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

17 years for drug trader

Nigerian trader Isyaka Mamman, 39, was jailed for 17 years at the Court of First Instance after being found guilty of importing 491 grams of cocaine into Hong Kong from Brazil hidden in a diary and a children's story book.

19 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Cocaine haul

LIVERPOOL: Customs officers seized GBP3 million (HK$34.95 million) worth of cocaine during a random search of a South American freighter docked at Liverpool. The ship had sailed from Peru.

4 Jan 1993 - 12:00am