Local news

HK seizes heroin from Thailand disguised as noodles seasoning powder

By Thai Newsroom Reporters HONG KONG Customs seized HK$230 million (US$29.6 million or 974.9 million baht ) worth of drugs in three separate busts this month with one being a shipment from Thailand with 61 kilogrammes of heroin disguised as seasoning powder for instant rice vermicelli, Hong Kong authorities said yesterday (July 25). The three

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Coronavirus

India’s anti-Covid oral drug to be available next month

By Indiatimes.com and published by MSN News INDIA’S Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)’s new anti-Covid  oral drug, just approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), is effective against different variants of the coronavirus and helps in bringing patients out of oxygen support, said DRDO scientists yesterday (May 10). Dr Anant Narayan Bhatt,

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World news

Hong Kong seizes record HK$2.2bn worth of narcotics

(Hong Kong) Customs enforcers seized more than 3½ tonnes of illegal drugs worth almost HK$2.2 billion (8.46 billion baht) in 2020, the largest amount in a single year since records began nearly two decades ago. With the Covid-19 pandemic crippling global travel and shutting borders, international trafficking syndicates switched from using human couriers to transporting

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Local news

Drug dealer escapes police dragnet

POLICE in southern Songkhla province are hunting for a drug trafficker who escaped after being lured into selling methamphetamine and crystal methamphetamine (Ice) to an undercover agent upon realizing at the last minute that he was falling into a trap, Thai Rath newspaper reported this morning (Jan. 16). At midnight last night a team of

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Local news

Ex-drug convict nabbed anew with 20kg Ice

A FORMER drug convict who served a lengthy jail term before being set free was again arrested for transporting 20 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) from Chiang Rai to Phitsanulok province, Amarin TV reported this morning (Nov. 26, 2020). The suspect, Mr. Jang Tokampang, 58, told police the economic downturn brought on by Covid-19 pandemic

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Coronavirus

Drug used to treat stomach ulcers ‘successful against coronavirus’

By AFP staff, published by Channel NewsAsia Hong Kong – An affordable anti-microbial drug used to treat stomach ulcers and bacterial infections has shown promise in combatting the coronavirus in animals, scientists in Hong Kong announced today (Oct 12). Researchers set out to explore whether metallodrugs – compounds containing metal that are more commonly used

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