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Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:30:48 -0700

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Hong Kong: Code Of Practice For Drug-Free Rave Parties

Sun, 29 Oct 2000 07:00:00 GMT

The Star, 29 Oct 2000 - LIKE in Malaysia, the authorities in Hong Kong are getting worried over a trend by partygoers and young people to experiment with mind-bending substances and so-called designer drugs. Amid reports of some notable figures caught popping various types of psychotropic pills at rave parties and other occasions, anti-narcotics authorities have decided to get the community involved in the fight against drug abuse and go where the action is.

Hong Kong: SAR Works For Removal From Us Drug 'Hit-List'

Sat, 22 Jul 2000 07:00:00 GMT

South China Morning Post, 22 Jul 2000 - Considerable luck would still be needed for Hong Kong to be struck from an American global "hit list" of major illegal drug trafficking and money laundering centres, a senior SAR official warned yesterday. Commissioner for Narcotics Clarie Lo Ku Ka-lee said she had been given assurances from US officials that Hong Kong would be dealt with fairly and squarely but no guarantees that it would be pulled from the list.

Hong Kong: HK Grants More Funds To Drug Prevention Projects

Tue, 18 Jul 2000 07:00:00 GMT

China Daily, 18 Jul 2000 - The Hong Kong government has granted around 500,000 HK dollars (US$64,100) to finance 19 district anti-drug preventive education and publicity projects under the Community Against Drugs Scheme (CADS) in the year 2000/ 2001, according to a government press release Monday. Funded by the Action Committee Against Narcotics (ACAN) of Hong Kong, the objective of the CADS is to encourage non-profit-making organizations, such as voluntary bodies and schools, to launch preventive education and publicity projects to further the anti-drug cause.

Hong Kong: Use Of 'Date Rape' Drug On The Rise

Sat, 15 Jul 2000 07:00:00 GMT

South China Morning Post, 15 Jul 2000 - A taskforce is to tighten controls on the tranquilliser ketamine amid growing abuse and fears it is being used in "date rapes". Since last year when the first case of ketamine abuse was reported, there have been 21 reported cases. The authorities handled 40 cases involving possession of 2.08 kilos of the substance.

Hong Kong: OPED: US Could Learn From HK Efforts To Curtail

Mon, 10 Jul 2000 07:00:00 GMT

South China Morning Post, 10 Jul 2000 - Hong Kong may be taken off the "hit list", compiled by the United States, of pariah territories perceived to be lax in prosecuting the international war on the drugs trade. We've been given a clean bill of health. That's nice.

Hong Kong: US Anti-Drugs Czar To Visit

Sat, 17 Jun 2000 07:00:00 GMT

South China Morning Post, 17 Jun 2000 - The director of American drug policy, Barry McCaffrey, is due in Beijing on Saturday to begin a three-nation Asian tour to survey treatment programmes and discuss anti-trafficking cooperation, the US embassy said. In the mainland, which had 680,000 registered drug addicts last year, the US anti-drug czar would meet his counterparts in Beijing and look at drug treatment and prevention programmes in Kunming, near the drug-infested border with Burma, it said.

Hong Kong: Mainland Drug Raves Draw Young Teens

Tue, 13 Jun 2000 07:00:00 GMT

South China Morning Post, 13 Jun 2000 - Teenagers as young as 14 and 15 have admitted crossing the border at weekends for drugs and sex at rave parties, social workers said yesterday. Three junior secondary school boys, aged 14 and 15, were among 18 young people interviewed by the Hong Kong Council of Social Services who had been to the mainland in the past year to take drugs. Details of the interviews come amid growing concern about the trend in youngsters crossing the border to Shenzhen. Last year, 2,600 Ecstasy tablets were confiscated from mostly young travellers returning from Shenzhen.

Hong Kong: Editorial: Cross-Border Trafficking

Tue, 13 Jun 2000 07:00:00 GMT

South China Morning Post, 13 Jun 2000 - Social workers were initially puzzled to notice a decline in activity in the seedy places where drug trading takes place in the SAR. They soon discovered why. Addicts and social users were crossing to Shenzhen, where designer drugs are easier to get, a little cheaper and a lot stronger. In addition, the cross-border travellers believe drug busts are rarer and those who get caught can pay their way out of trouble. According to drug workers, the idea that mainland officials can be bribed to look the other way is largely a myth. For the rest of the story, the facts speak for themselves. Figures from the Narcotics Division show a drop of more than seven per cent in the number of registered drug abusers last year. However, social workers insist drug use is still rising. Users no longer need to skulk in dark alleys where dealing goes on and where police keep a look-out for traffickers. They buy it openly in discos and karaoke bars in Shenzhen.

Hong Kong: Guard Attacked Me, Says Teenage Inmate

Tue, 25 Apr 2000 07:00:00 GMT

South China Morning Post, 25 Apr 2000 - Police are looking into a claim a teenage prisoner was assaulted after he refused to disclose whether his cell mates were taking drugs. Chan Chi-lung, 18, said an officer beat him, kicked him for 10 minutes and then forced him to crouch and sat on his back. Chan, a secondary four dropout and drug user, said the assault took place in Pik Uk Prison, Sai Kung, where he was on remand pending sentencing after pleading guilty to stealing methadone from a Tuen Mun government clinic.