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Asians held over drug smuggling in Bahrain

A number of Asians suspected of possessing and smuggling narcotics have been arrested in Bahrain, in four separate cases. Two kilos of heroin and marijuana were seized, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sist

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Sale of smuggled artefacts from conflict zones alert in Gulf

Smuggled antiquities from conflict zones are finding their way to Gulf countries, including Bahrain, warned a top official. The sale of stolen artefacts from Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya has been generating revenues for terror gro

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Saudi man accused of smuggling $190,000 drugs

A man who allegedly tried to smuggle drugs with a street value of $190,000 into Bahrain inside date biscuits has been remanded in custody for another 15 days. The 25-year-old Saudi banker and his Saudi girlfriend, 24, were arreste

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70 drug smuggling attempts foiled at Bahrain airport

Seventy attempts to smuggle drugs through Bahrain International Airport were foiled last year. Police also confiscated four drug consignments at the premises of a major cargo company, Bahrain International Airport Customs director Nasse

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Dubai Customs foils bid to smuggle heroin

Dubai Customs’ officers at Dubai International Terminal 3 recently foiled an attempt by an Asian passenger to smuggle into UAE 24 kg of heroin concealed in secret pockets at the bottom of his baggage suitcases. The smuggler works

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Police seize 40,000 pills in Bahrain airport

Bahraini Police have foiled an attempt by a woman to smuggle thousands of Captagon pills through Bahrain International Airport.    They arrested her on arrival and seized 40,669 pills kept in foils and hidde

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Dubai airport in drive to stop illegal ivory trade

Dubai International Airport’s authorities have seized 1,500 ivory products and tusks in the last three years, said a report.   Some tusks were over two metres long, a Dubai Police office reported, as part o

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Heroin mule is jailed for life in Bahrain

A drug mule who was caught with 56 capsules of pure heroin in his stomach has been jailed for life.   The 22-year-old Pakistani was arrested at Bahrain International Airport while smuggling drugs weighing 600gm,

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Abu Dhabi officials foil bid to smuggle SR13m

  Customs officials in Abu Dhabi have foiled an African man’s attempt to smuggle more than 13 million Saudi Riyals (SR) through the UAE’s land port.   An official source at the Abu Dhabi

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UN panel expands Iran sanctions list

A UN Security Council committee has expanded its Iran blacklist to include two Iranian individuals and one firm for attempting to skirt UN sanctions by shipping arms to Africa in 2010, the US envoy to the United Nations said. 'The indi

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