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Philippines’s FDA seizes P5.9m worth of fake, unregistered drugs

MANILA: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it has confiscated P5.9 million worth of unregistered and fake medicines available in the market this year, double than what was seized in 2014 in its effort to curb the proliferation of counterfeit drugs in the country. Health authorities said the figure was a clear indication that the problem has persisted in ... Read More »

Tanzania police arrest Briton for smuggling 22 kg of drugs at JNIA

DAR ES SALAAM: Police at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) arrested a British national for allegedly smuggling 22 kilogrammes of khat whose value was yet to be established. Mr Faiz Abdullah Ali, 55, was arrested when he was about to board an Emirates airline that was destined for London via Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Airport police ... Read More »

Philippines Customs simplifies role in PEZA, Ecozone processes

MANILA: The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is looking to simplify the process of goods transfer between Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) locators and Ecozone Logistics Service Enterprise facilities by defining its personnel’s role in the process. BOC issued Customs Memorandum Order 40-2015, which specifies the role of customs to ensure adequate security for the goods being transferred. The order guarantees ... Read More »

Brazil police launch raid on Amazon drug cartel

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian police launched a massive raid on an international drug cartel accused of killing dozens of people and setting up a “parallel state” in the Amazon region. Some 700 officers deployed across five northern states with more than 100 arrest warrants, including ones for a town councillor and seven lawyers accused of working with the cartel, the ... Read More »

Guyana, Saudi Arabia to establish joint commission

GEORGETOWN: Following the recent visit of Guyana’s President David Granger to Saudi Arabia to attend the Arab-South American Summit (ASPA), Guyana will initiate cooperation with several Arab nations, mainly Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, including a joint commission to foster closer ties Engagements at the summit with Gulf states has given new impetus to put in ... Read More »

Nokia, Oi to launch IoT lab in Brazil

BRASILIA: Nokia Networks and Portugal Telecom-owned mobile operator Oi will partner in the development of Internet of Things (IoT) projects in Brazil. Both companies will be working jointly on initiatives focused on LTE-M technologies (a 4G specification developed for machine connectivity), at a facility to be launched in the first quarter of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The companies have ... Read More »

Venezuela: Oil providers ask PDVSA for cargo prepayments

CARACAS: Big oil suppliers have started requiring prepayment when selling cargoes of crude and refined products to Venezuela’s PDVSA, in an effort to limit potential risks from the state-run company’s well-known cashflow woes, five sources from firms involved in the deals told Reuters. One international trading firm, which has had strong commercial ties with PDVSA, has decided to limit future ... Read More »

Venezuelan President’s nephews arrested for drug smuggling

CARACAS: Two nephews of the first lady of Venezuela were to be arraigned Thursday in NY on federal drug smuggling charges after their arrest and immediate extradition from Haiti, according to several media reports. They were arrested after contacting an undercover USA agent about selling 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) of cocaine through Honduras, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing two ... Read More »

Guyana: GPL signs agreement to hike 5% in wages, salaries

GEORGETOWN: The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) signed a new wages agreement with the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) that will see GPL workers receiving a five percent increase in wages and salaries for the 2015 calendar year. The December 2014 basic salary will be used as the base for application of the five percent ... Read More »

Nigeria loses N3b to medical tourism annually

ABUJA: According to report, NigerIa is said to lose about 1 to 3 billion naira annually from its citizens seeking medical care abroad. According to Medical Tourism Association’s Research, Surveys and Statistics, Nigeria is said to lose about 1 and 3 billion every year due to the medical tourism culture. The Nigerian Minister for Health, Professor Adewole Folorunso, before being ... Read More »

Man to face court for smuggling cannabis € 120K

DUBLIN: A man (33) will appear in court in Dublin charged in connection with the seizure of cannabis herb with an estimated street value of € 120,000. The haul was discovered after two vehicles were searched in Cloghran, Dublin, and the man was arrested. Two other men, aged 30 and 41, were also arrested at the scene but have been ... Read More »

Saudi authorities seizes 320 kg of hashish, 3 arrested

JAZAN: Police seized 320 kg of hashish in a foiled smuggling bid. Jazan Police said they received credible information on an attempt to smuggle hashish into the Kingdom. Police knew the exact date, time and location at which the smuggling attempt was set to take place but allowed the hashish to be smuggled into the country unhindered until the recipients ... Read More »

India: BSF seizes 21 kg heroin, arms at Gajjal border

TARN TARAN SAHIB: On a tip-off, the counter intelligence wing of the Punjab Police and the Border Security Force (BSF) foiled Pakistani men’s bid to smuggle around 21 packets of heroin worth Rs 105 crore into India. The drugs were seized from the Gajjal border outpost in the Khemkaran area. A China-made pistol, five live cartridges, a magazine and four ... Read More »

US customs seizes Mexican pork tamales at LAX

LOS ANGELES: Customs agents at Los Angeles worldwide Airport (LAX) seized hundreds of tamales found inside the luggage of a passenger arriving from Mexico earlier this month, authorities said. Other peculiar items prohibited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection include Absinthe, a legendary alcoholic drink favoured by the artist Vincent van Gogh, and Haitian animal hide drums, which were ... Read More »

US Customs raids clothing store, seizes bogus designer goods

LOS ANGELES: It’s the season for holiday shopping, and it’s also the season to watch out for counterfeit goods that are flooding the market. Customs agents raided a store in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles and hauled off boxes of merchandise. They said the business had sold 2,000 pieces of counterfeit clothing and accessories for more than $2 ... Read More »

India Customs seizes over 4 kg of gold at Kolkata airport

KOLKATA: One crore from two passengers from Dubai on separate international flights at the NSC Bose International Airport here, officials said today. Both the passengers have been arrested, officials said. Mazhar Alam, a resident of central Kolkata, was intercepted on his arrival by Emirates flight from Dubai yesterday and 3 kilograms of gold bar valued at Rs. 76.78 lakh, concealed ... Read More »

Bangladesh seeks to get duty-free entry for garment exports to US

DHAKA: Bangladesh will once again urge the US and other developed countries at the World Trade Organisation summit next month to give duty-free access to its garment exports. “We are trying to get duty-free entry for garment items to the US,” Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said at a media briefing in Dhaka on the country’s preparations to attend the 10th ... Read More »

Japan to relax yen-loan terms for infrastructure exports

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that his country will relax the conditions in carrying out its yen-loan scheme for emerging countries in Asia, as Japan seeks to boost its economy through infrastructure exports to the fast-growing region. “The pace of growth in Asia is gaining steam with each passing year. (Implementation of) yen loans should not be left ... Read More »

China sugar imports decline 14.5% to 360,000 T: Customs

BEIJING: China’s sugar imports in October fell 14.5 percent on a year earlier to 360,000 tonnes, according to official customs data published. Imports in the first ten months of the year were up 44.9 percent on year at 4.09 million tonnes, data from the General Administration of Customs showed (www.customs.gov.cn). Analysts were expecting between 350,000 and 400,000 tonnes of sugar ... Read More »

Guyana: Private sector credit grows in 3rd quarter

NEW YORK: Business is not all that bad as data for private sector credit for the third quarter of the year has shown growth, indicative of an improvement in private sector outlook. With this encouraging development, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said maintaining a stable political climate remains a priority for the government. Over the last 12 months, he said the ... Read More »