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IR member doctor Muhammad Arshad visits Faisalabad RTO

FAISALABAD: Member IR Doctor Muhammad Arshad has visited Faisalabad Regional Tax Office (RTO). According to details, Doctor Muhammad Arshad said to the staff of the sale tax branch that you did not limit only in the sale tax but also content with other departments and instead we should make team and groups then work together and solve the tax pairing ... Read More »

US: Pinal County deputies arrest 14 marijuana smugglers

PINAL COUNTY: Sheriff’s deputies in western Pinal County arrested 14 smugglers and seized 1,382 pounds of marijuana during a five-day anti-smuggling crackdown. The series of incidents occurred between November 29 and December 3. All of the cases involved traffic stops, some of which turned into vehicles fleeing from deputies or Border Patrol agents. In one of the incidents, deputies found ... Read More »

US border agents intercept 3 meth smuggling attempts

SALTON CITY: El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents prevented three methamphetamine smuggling attempts over the weekend at the Highway 86 checkpoint and the Highway 111 checkpoint. Officials said the first bust happened Friday at 11:25 p.m. when a 19-year-old man was stopped at the Highway 86 checkpoint in a Nissan Sentra. Agents found 14 bundles of methamphetamine hidden in the ... Read More »

Nigeria minister wants stiffer measures to curb rice smuggling

ABUJA: The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has stressed the need to introduce stiffer sanctions that would curb smuggling of rice into the country. Ogbeh, who made the call during an interactive session with members of the House Committee on Agriculture at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja, described as unacceptable the smuggling of 300-trailer load of ... Read More »

Oregon agents arrest 2 Malaysians for smuggling

PORTLAND: Federal agents arrested two Malaysian nationals in Portland on accusations they smuggled orangutan skulls and parts of other wildlife into the U.S. Authorities say the two were arrested Friday shortly after arriving in Oregon to meet an associate. The criminal complaint says they own an online business that has been smuggling endangered wildlife into the U.S. since 2004. The ... Read More »

Zimbabwe authorities arrest man for smuggling diamonds in underwear

MUTARE: A man from Chikanga has been caught trying to smuggle 72 diamonds out of the country in his underwear. According to the local Manica Post, the diamonds were worth $14,335. Tapiwa Brian Mhlanga, 29, tried to run away from detectives who wanted to search him at the Forbes Border Post between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, the paper reported. However, the ... Read More »

Cocaine smuggling case at Port of Halifax collapses after charges stayed

OTTAWA: A high-profile drug trafficking case in which six men were accused of trying to smuggle cocaine into the Port of Halifax collapsed as the charges were stayed. On Tuesday morning, a federal Crown prosecutor requested a stay of proceedings against the men charged as a result of Operation Hancock, a seven-month investigation the RCMP started after they received a ... Read More »

India: Import ban led to rise in gold smuggling

NEW DELHI: Import restrictions on gold led to a rise in its smuggling and the various ways adopted to illicitly bring in the precious metal in the country include concealment in passenger’s body, aircraft, baggage and smuggling at land borders and coastal areas, Parliament was informed today. “The various modus-operandi adopted to illicitly bring in gold in the country are ... Read More »

More than 100 countries participate in WCO Summit

SANTO DOMINGO: Delegates from over 100 countries analyze today new security measures at the World Customs Organization (WCO) Summit in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The meeting of the WCO General Policy Commission, which is on its 2nd day on Thursday, was inaugurated by council Secretary General Kunio Mikuiya and the chairman of the Customs Cooperation Council Zouhair Chorfi. The Dominican ... Read More »

Haiti customs officers kill 2 truck drivers at border

HINCHE: Sunday evening at border customs post of Thomassique (Central Department, 18 km of Hinche), according to preliminary information from the local police, customs officers opened fire on two trucks trying to enter the territory of Haiti avoiding control of their cargo. The two Haitian drivers : Nelson Déribert (53) hit by a bullet in the head died instantly and ... Read More »

Oman’s oil exports hit 232.5m barrels

MUSCAT: China still ranks at the top of the Omani crude oil-importing countries with a 79.9 per cent stake during the first nine months of the year, according to the National Center for Statistics and Information’s (NCSI) statistical bulletin. According to the bulletin, Oman’s oil exports reached 232.5 million barrels during the first nine months of the year 2015, with ... Read More »

Brazil corn exports full speed ahead, for now: Braun

BRASILIA: Brazilian corn exports set a record high volume in November, and despite more rains in the forecast, December corn exports are likely to rise nearly 10 percent from the previous month. Since the beginning of November, the delay for bulkers waiting to load outside Brazil’s second largest corn port, Paranagua, has lengthened from 43 days to 56 days ( ... Read More »

Japanese farm exports likely to hit record high in 2015

TOKYO: Japanese exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products as well as other foods are expected to hit a record high in 2015, agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama said. Exports of such products from January to October reached ¥602.9 billion, jumping 23.2 percent from the year before, and it is certain this year’s exports will surpass the annual record of ¥611.7 ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Brazilian beef imports

BRASILIA: Saudi Arabia has agreed to lift a three-year ban on Brazilian beef imports which was imposed after confirmation of a 2010 case of atypical mad cow disease. Brazil and Saudi Arabia has signed a memorandum of agreement to open the Middle East to Brazilian beef exports, which could lead to Saudi Arabia importing approximately $150 million worth of beef ... Read More »

India to impose more curbs on steel imports

NEW DELHI: The government is readying to impose more curbs on steel imports, including introducing a safeguard duty, after a 20 per cent import tax failed to contain losses for producers such as Steel Authority of India. SAIL, JSW SteelBSE -1.30 % and Essar Steel have complained that surging imports from Indonesia, China, Japan, Russia, Ukraine and South Korea were ... Read More »

China foreign trade falls for 9th straight month

BEIJING: China has logged another month of weak trade, according to the latest data for November. The country’s major trading partners were hoping Chinese exports might level out in Q4, but they look set for disappointment. Chinese exports fell 6.8 percent in November from a year ago, customs data showed Tuesday. The fresh figures marked the fifth straight month of ... Read More »

Canada border agents seize club drug chemicals at airport

TORONTO: Border agents at Pearson airport intercepted a package with enough narcotics to make 53,000 doses of the date-rape drug. “This is one of the largest seizures we have been involved in,” Toronto Police Const. Victor Kwong said. “Without this being caught, there could have been 53,000 potential victims.” Two GTA men face drug charges after the bust on Nov. ... Read More »

Australia: NSW police seize ice after raiding unit in Sydney

SYDNEY: NSW police have seized a large quantity of the drug ice from a unit on Sydney’s north west. Officers were executing a search warrant at the unit in Meriton Street, Gladesville, when they uncovered “many kilograms” of methylamphetamine – also known as ice. Earlier police arrested a man 31-year-old man in Artarmon before heading to the Gladesville flat. Police ... Read More »

UN clears Greek-seized 16 armoured vehicles for delivery to Libya

TRIPOLI: The United Nations (UN) has ruled that a shipment of 16 armoured vehicles destined for Libya that were seized by Greece were being legally transferred. Greece announced in July that it had seized the vehicles (eight Streit Group Typhoon 4×4 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles, five armoured Toyota Land Cruisers, two armoured BMW sedans, and one armoured Mercedes sedan) during ... Read More »

Cargo theft program launches in Western Canada

EDMONTON: The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), along with law enforcement and provincial trucking associations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have announced that the highly successful cargo theft reporting program currently operating in Eastern Canada is expanding to the four western provinces. According to the Canadian Trucking Alliance, the rapidly escalating crime of cargo theft is costing Canadians ... Read More »