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Huge quantity of heroin seized by Bahrain naval forces

A Bahrain-based naval force has seized 981kg of highly purified heroin from drug smugglers off Africa's east coast. The drugs were heading for Tanzania when they were intercepted by naval forces during an operation that lasted

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$526m worth drugs seized in Bahrain sting op

A massive drug haul with an estimated street value of BD200 million ($526.7 million) has been seized by Bahraini authorities. The smuggling operation, considered the largest in the region, was foiled by the Interior Ministry's

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Iranian forces fire warning shots, seize US cargo ship

Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said. US planes and a destroyer were

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Kurds retake oil facility in North Iraq, 15 workers still missing

Kurdish peshmerga forces retook a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk which Islamic State insurgents seized earlier, but the fate of 15 employees remained unclear.   Two officials from

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Bahrain naval force seizes drugs worth $132m

A Bahrain-based naval force has seized drugs worth millions of dollars from a dhow sailing off the coast of East Africa. A total of 324kg of heroin with a street value of $132 million was confiscated by the Combined Maritime Force

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$130m fake mobiles seized in Dubai

More than 60,000 fake mobiles worth Dh48 million ($130.6 million) were seized from August 9 to 23 by Dubai Police’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID), said a report. The CID’s Anti-Economic Crime Department reco

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Illegal tobacco stash seized in Bahrain

Thousands of dinars worth of tobacco has been seized and destroyed as part of a major crackdown on banned products in Bahrain.   Teams from the Health and Interior ministries raided a warehouse in Manama where th

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11 tonnes of drugs seized in UAE

More than 11 tonnes of different drugs were seized last year by UAE’s Ministry of Interior. Colonel Saeed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Anti-Narcotics Federal Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior, revealed t

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2,500 vehicles seized for dangerous speeding

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police have seized more than 2,500 vehicles for driving at dangerous speeds on the internal and external roads of the emirate in the first eight months of this year. Dangerous s

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Israel seizes pro-Palestinian activist ship off Gaza

The Israeli navy seized an international pro-Palestinian activist ship in the Mediterranean sea on Saturday to prevent it breaching its blockade of the Gaza Strip, a military spokeswoman said. She said no one was hurt when

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