At the police training school in the British Colony of Hong Kong, an exhibition of equipment used by drug addicts and smugglers opened June 27.
MS Woman examines opium smoking utensils.
CU Opium pipe and lamp.
MS Pictures of opium smoking etc.,
CU Still picture man smoking opium.
CU Woman inhales.
MS Visitors examine exhibits.
PAN OF..Exhibits of smuggling objects.
CU Police officer demonstrates smuggler's doll.
Ditto..false bottom of shoe.
CU Packets of heroin.
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Background: At the police training school in the British Colony of Hong Kong, an exhibition of equipment used by drug addicts and smugglers opened June 27.
The exhibition, part of an intensified police drive against drug addiction, is aimed at bringing to public attention the evils of narcotics and the methods of smugglers.
Police say the majority of illicit factories discovered during past years were found to be exclusively operated by former Shanghai narcotic traffickers, some of them with international connections.
Photographs and illustrations, pipes, containers and tools are exhibited with samples of the drugs.
Police estimate between 150,000 and 250,000 are drug addicts among Hong Kong's 2,800,000 people. Prison figures show more than 60 per cent of addicts take heroin.
Research shows the areas of great poverty and congestion in Hong Kong - like Kowloon city and some other suburbs - have the highest number of drug offenses.
Police say many women are addicts, particularly to heroin, between the ages of 35 and 50. But men far outnumber women.
Methods of smuggling demonstrated included artificial bottoms in shoes, the cavity in backs of dolls and in family altars.