War on Drugs

Positive path to an anti-drug culture

Our government has invested a lot of its social and moral capital in the war on drugs. Increased funding for anti-drug programmes, treatment and rehabilitation has wide community support.

Tuesday, 22 November, 2011, 12:00am

Authorities confident of drug-bust boy's safety

Hong Kong authorities and Mexican diplomats say special security arrangements will be put in place to protect a two-year-old boy separated from his parents, following their arrest in the city's largest cocaine seizure this month.

Mexican diplomats say 'all the necessary steps and measures' will be taken to ensure the child's safety after his return to Mexico.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Is our drugs war a lost cause?

Drug abuse in Hong Kong is at its lowest point in 25 years, but experts say the war against drugs is far from won.

Officials are quick to point to the latest drug figures - 12,420 reported cases last year - as a measure of success in the war on drugs, but academics and frontline service providers are less optimistic.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


WONG MEI-SZE USED to frequent the Mongkok club where 13-year-old Chek Wai-yin hung out just before she died last month after taking a cocktail of hallucinogens. The 22-year-old was about the same age when she got her first taste of drugs - from friends at a disco.

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Police launch drug war in party areas

Officers fear improving economy will tempt young revellers into substance abuse

Police anti-triad officers are to join a drive against drugs this summer in popular upmarket entertainment areas such as Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo amid fears that the improving economy will spur an increase in drug use.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Education seen as the key to tackling drugs problem

Education will have the same priority as enforcement in the mainland's war against drugs, especially among young people.

The Public Security Ministry's State Narcotics Control Committee, which issued a new guideline in its 2004-2008 anti-drug work programme, singled out better drug education as the key to eliminating the growing problem with illegal substances.

22 Jul 2004 - 12:00am