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Indonesia Narcotics Drug Unit seizes tens of thousands of G-class drugs

BANJARMASIN: Indonesia Drug Unit Police seized tens of thousands of illegal G-class drugs from a woman, Narcotics Drug Unit officials said here the other day. “The woman has long been the target of our operations, but only this time could be arrested. Thanks to the results of the investigation in recent days,” Chief of Tanah Bumbu Narcotics Unit Police AKP ... Read More »

SA Narcotic Task Team seizes contraband 27 dagga parcels, nabs four culprits

CAPE TOWN: South Africa Flying Squad Narcotics Task Team seized 27 parcels of dagga valued at R7 418.00 and arrested four suspects aged between 20 and 27 on Halley Road Marion Heights, Marion Ridge here the other day. Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni thanked the Flying Squad Narcotics Task Team for their persistence and commitment. “They work largely on ... Read More »

Taiwan authorities sentence life imprisonment to six Malaysians for smuggling drugs

TAIPEI: Six Malaysian men have been arrested on charges of smuggling heroin into Taiwan, an offence punishable by life imprisonment, officials said here the other day. Investigators and police raided a hotel in central Taipei Saturday and arrested five Malaysians after the sixth Malaysian and a Taiwanese man were caught selling the drug on the street, said an officer from ... Read More »

Qatar’s QIC profits rise to over QR1bn in 2014

DOHA: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) has reported a significant growth in its annual profit to over QR1bn for the year ended December 31, 2014 which is up 33 percent compared to 2013, according to a statement here the other day. With the strong performance, the company’s board has recommended distribution of cash dividend of 25 percent from the share par ... Read More »

Indian police seize 72 bundles of contraband ganja, clutches two Sri Lankan smugglers

COLOMBO: Indian police seized 72 bundles of illicit ganja worth Rs 144 crore and nabbed three smugglers including two Sri Lankan nationals in the island nation from this district, police said here the other day. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Sudharsan K Nicholson and Suresh of Talaimannar and Colombo respectively at Thangachimadam near Rameswaram and recovered 72 bundles of ... Read More »

Palm oil exports from Malaysia to remain duty-free in January

KUALA LUMPUR: Palm oil exports from Malaysia, which waived a levy on shipments for the final four months of 2014, will probably remain duty-free in January as average prices stay below a threshold for a tax to be imposed. The duty, which is based on a price reference rate compiled by the palm board, will most likely continue at zero, ... Read More »