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Abu Dhabi Customs foils three smuggling bids

The General Administration of Customs- Abu Dhabi has said that inspectors at the Mezyad Customs Centre foiled three illegal attempts, which involved money and tobacco smuggling attempts as well as an act of commercial fraud. In de

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Emirates unit launches new course on human trafficking

Emirates Group Security, part of the Emirates Group, has worked together with the UK government to develop a new learning module aimed at preventing human trafficking. The module also covers other types of crime on board including

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Abu Dhabi foils bids to smuggle 4,044 items in H1

The General Administration of Customs - Abu Dhabi intercepted various attempts to smuggle 4,044 banned items, including drugs, medication, tobacco and other illegal substances, during the first half of 2017, a report said. The num

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UAE seizes Iranian ship smuggling drugs, men

UAE security authorities have seized an Iranian ship while trying to smuggle about 11.5 kg of drugs and 142,725 narcotic pills into the country hidden in secret compartments through the Sharjah port. Apart fom the drugs, the crew was al

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Drug smuggling bid foiled at Bahrain airport

An attempt to smuggle more than half a kilo of the methamphetamine shabu through Bahrain International Airport has been foiled by Customs. Officers seized 555gm of the drug concealed inside the luggage of an Asian passenger, who w

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Jet Airways staff held for smuggling Dubai gold

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai Customs recently arrested a crew member of Jet Airways for allegedly trying to smuggle 1,160gm of gold out of the city's international airport. Ten gold bars worth Rs2.79 million ($396

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Bahrain police foil major drug smuggling bid

Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle three kilos of marijuana and 505 prescription pills into Bahrain hidden inside motorcycle spare parts. They were concealed inside a package that was shipped to Bahrain from Bangladesh using internationa

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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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Dubai Customs seizes 9.2 kg of heroin at DXB

Dubai Customs at Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminal 3 recently foiled a bid to smuggle in 9.2 kg of pure heroin, which was found skilfully concealed in the lining of an Asian passenger’s bag. “It all started wh

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Gulf countries in plans to curb fuel smuggling

Bahrain and other Gulf countries are planning new legislation to curb fuel smuggling. Smuggling of fuel, including diesel, petrol and other products, is frequent across borders where different levels of fuel subsidies create price

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