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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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Algeria seizes missiles smuggled from Libya

Algerian security forces have found a large cache of weapons, including shoulder-fired missiles, which they believe were smuggled in from neighbouring Libya, according to a security source. The weapons cache was discovered in the desert ab

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Bahrain Customs foils pills smuggling bid

Bahrain’s Customs officers foiled the attempt by a Bahraini passenger to smuggle 41,185 illegal pills into the country across the King Fahad Causeway. Officials confiscated the pills hidden in his car's spare tyre, and arrested the smu

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Dubai foils bid to smuggle drugs

Dubai Customs said it has successfully foiled three separate attempts to smuggle drugs concealed in lady handbags inside parcels in transit at Dubai Cargo Village. A total of 3kg of heroin and cocaine were seized in the operation

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