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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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Gulf states plan laws to curb fuel smuggling

Gulf countries including the UAE and Saudi Arabia are formulating new legislation to curb fuel smuggling, the UAE energy minister said on Tuesday. Smuggling of fuel, including diesel, gasoline and other products, is frequent acros

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US says working with Iraqi Kurdistan to stop Islamic State oil smuggling

The US is working closely with the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to clamp down on oil smuggling in a bid to cut off a key source of funding for Islamic State, a senior US official said.   Islamic State mili

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Bahrain plans crackdown on fish smuggling

A new crackdown on fish smuggling has been launched amid growing fears of depleting stocks in Bahrain.   The Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry wants to introduce tougher penalties, saying the exi

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