Doctor faces trial over cold syrup A doctor accused of dispensing cold syrup containing an alcohol disinfectant faced Tsuen Wan Court yesterday on criminal malpractice charges. The Health Department alleged Hin Lin-yee, 37, whose clinic is in Tung Chung, and his nurse Lo Siu-kuen, 41, prescribed four bottles of chlorpheniramine syrup that were unfit for consumption. The case goes to trial on on August 1. Captain fined for carrying turtles The captain of a mainland vessel received a suspended sentence and a HK$5,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to carrying more than 200 turtles without valid health certification. Anti-vice sting nets 39 suspects Police arrested 39 mainland women in an anti-vice operation in Castle Peak Road and Tung Lok Street in Yuen Long between 2pm and 4pm. The women were being held for questioning. Plea to identify woman Police are appealing for information to identify a woman, aged between 30 and 40, whose body was found on a rocky beach near San Shek Wan on Lantau on March 28. Anyone with information can call police on 29882330. Fatal accident investigation Police are appealing for information about an accident in which an 83-year-old woman died after being hit by a minibus while crossing Lai Chi Kok Road near the junction with Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po, at about 1.40pm on Tuesday. Anyone with information can call 27735211 or 27735220. Dried foods stolen from store Dried seafood and herbs worth HK$200,000 were stolen with HK$10,000 in cash from a drugstore in Nassau Street in Mei Foo Sun Chuen, Lai Chi Kok. Price of cooking oil to remain high The global demand for biofuels has driven up the local price of cooking oil, the Hong Kong Edible Oils Association said. The association predicted prices would remain at current levels in the near future after the Consumer Council's annual supermarket survey this week found the retail price of edible oil had risen 10.4 per cent in the past 12 months.