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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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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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Abu Dhabi police arrest man with 24kg of drugs

Abu Dhabi Police have arrested a Pakistani man on suspicion of possessing and intending to sell 24 kilograms of hashish and heroin in the Mussafah industrial area of the UAE capital. Brigadier Omair Al Muhairi, director of Police

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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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Drug overdose deaths surge in Bahrain

As many people died from drug overdoses in Bahrain in the first three months of this year as were killed by narcotic abuse in the whole of 2013, a report said. According to Interior Ministry statistics released yesterday (May 5),

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Record drugs bust for Bahrain-based CMF

More than a tonne of heroin, with a street value of around BD86 million ($226 million), was confiscated during a joint operation by the British and Australian navies operating under the banner of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)

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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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Bahrain police seize $5m heroin

Bahrain’s anti-narcotics squad has seized raw heroin estimated to be worth BD2 million ($5.28 million) in one of the largest drug hauls this year. The squad has arrested 23 members of the drug-smuggling gang, the crime detec

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Bahrain tops region in drug-related deaths

Bahrain has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in the Arabian Peninsula, according to a United Nations (UN) report. The latest International Narcotics Control Board 2011 report states that although the prevalence of opiates remains lo

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Dubai Customs foils 3 smuggling bids

Dubai Customs inspectors at Dubai International Airport recently foiled three separate attempts of smuggling drugs stuffed in capsules hidden inside the guts of three passengers from different nationalities. The passengers swallowed up the

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