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Customs King Abdulaziz International Airport 3 frustrates attempts to smuggle subjects of heroin, cocaine

RIYADH: Try a number of arrivals to the Kingdom for Umrah through King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah smuggling amount of subjects heroin and cocaine amounted to (1.720) kg and 720 grams, but customs officers thwarted their attempts. The detailed Bandar Rehaily Director General of Customs said King Abdulaziz International Airport: When you perform detection and inspection on passengers a ... Read More »

US: Police seize $4K, cocaine, marijuana, pills, in Naugatuck

NAUGATUCK: Orange Police Officer Mary Bernegger and her narcotics K-9 Trent assisted the Naugatuck Police Department with a search and seizure warrant in their town. The Naugatuck Police officers were investigating drug sales occurring from within a private residence, Orange police said. The police suspected one of the residents of selling both prescription and illegal narcotics in and around the ... Read More »

US: Heroin, cocaine, cash seized in Huber Heights raid

COLUMBUS: The raid and arrests are the result of an investigation into trafficking of heroin in the city of Dayton, according to Dayton Sgt. John Sullivan. Sullivan said the apartment that was searched is the residence of the suspect, who was taken into custody without incident, along with a female resident for allegedly permitting drug abuse. Heroin, cocaine and an ... Read More »

Ireland police seize €3m worth of heroin, cocaine

DUBLIN: Gardai have seized heroin and cocaine with a street value of €3m, along with a number of firearms. The seizure was made in Tallaght last night when gardai intercepted a vehicle at Greenhills Road. On searching the vehicle, heroin and cocaine with an estimated street value of up to €3 million along with four firearms and ammunition were seized. ... Read More »

US: Pennsylvania police seize $42m worth of heroin, cocaine, other drugs

HARRISBURG: State police seized over $18 million worth of cocaine and $16 million worth of heroin in July, August and September. Altogether, they seized over $42 million worth of heroin, marijuana and other prohibited drugs during the three months, according to a press release. Numbers for Lancaster County were not immediately available. The haul included over 416 pounds of cocaine ... Read More »

Italy customs seizes 122K cocaine on ship from Dominican

ROME: Italian and Spanish antinarcotics agencies seized 122 kilos of cocaine at the Italian port of Vado Ligure on a ship from the Dominican Republic who had a port call at Tarragona, Spain, EFE  reports. ROME: Italian and Spanish antinarcotics agencies on Thursday seized 122 kilos of cocaine at the Italian port of Vado Ligure on a ship from the ... Read More »

Italian customs seizes Cocaine worth 34m at Calabrian port

ROME: Italian police and customs officials said they uncovered the cocaine after cross-checking shipping documents. The Italian police in June arrested 34 Calabrian mafia suspects, who allegedly trafficked cocaine from Colombia. Four suspects were also arrested in Spain and a top member of Colombia’s Marxist FARC was implicated by the probe, according to investigators. American and Spanish investigators cooperated in the ... Read More »

US customs arrests Mexican national for smuggling meth, cocaine

TUCSON: Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a male Mexican national into custody for an attempt to allegedly smuggle a combined 22 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Manuel DeJesus Sanchez-Beltran, 44, of Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the Nissan Altima he was driving. ... Read More »

Hong Kong customs seizes 760 grams liquid cocaine

HONG KONG: Customs officers seized 760 grams of suspected liquid cocaine being smuggled in massage oil bottles inside a parcel sent form Brazil to Hong Kong. The parcel, which declared it contained massage oil, was inspected by a customs officer at the airport when he discovered the drugs, worth about HKD800,000. Upon a follow-up investigation, a 32-year-old man, who was ... Read More »

Belgium customs seizes 1.6 tons of cocaine

BRUSSELS: A joint customs task team between France and Belgium seized a total of 1.6 tons of cocaine, worth a street value of 62 million euros, at Antwerp Port during the summer months this year. June’s haul totalled 486 kg, July’s 535 kg and August’s 536 kg. The drugs were found in containers arriving from South America and were hidden ... Read More »

French customs seizes record 2.25 tonnes of cocaine off Martinique

PARIS: French customs officers seized 2.25 tonnes of cocaine, their biggest ever haul, in a raid on a yacht off Martinique, the Finance Ministry said. Officers aboard two coastguard launches intercepted the vessel 200 km (125 miles) off the French Caribbean island on Wednesday and arrested three people, the ministry said in a statement. The drug haul, which followed a ... Read More »

Ireland customs seizes cocaine worth €874,000 at Dublin, one man arrested

DUBLIN: Suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of €784,000 has been seized at Dublin Port, and a man arrested. In a Joint Revenue-Garda intelligence led operation, about 11.2kg of the drug was discovered in a freight vehicle. The operation involved officers from the Customs Service and the Garda’s Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau. The haul has been sent for ... Read More »

Ireland customs seizes 1.9 kilos of cocaine worth €133,000

DUBLIN: A pensioner was arrested at Dublin Airport after 1.9 kilos of cocaine was found in his luggage. The drugs were discovered in the 75-year-old US citizen’s luggage who arrived on a flight from Charles De Gaulle Airport in France. Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized the cocaine with a street value of approximately €133,000 in an intelligence-led operation yesterday. ... Read More »

German police seize 400kg cocaine

BERLIN: German police have found some 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of cocaine hidden inside shipments of bananas sent to supermarkets across the north and west of the country. News agency dpa reported here the other day that staff at a supermarket in the city of Braunschweig discovered several packages of drugs on Wednesday. Police searched thousands of boxes of fruit ... Read More »

Ireland customs seizes major cocaine at Cork Airport

DUBLIN: Revenue Officers have seized €40,000 worth of cocaine and €12,000 in cash in two operations in Cork. The cocaine was seized at Cork Airport during an intelligence led operation this morning. A 28-year-old was arrested after getting off a flight from Faro, he had half a kilo of the drug hidden in the frame of his suitcase. In a ... Read More »

Ireland customs seizes major cocaine at Cork Airport

CORK: Revenue Officers have seized €40,000 worth of cocaine and €12,000 in cash in two operations in Cork. The cocaine was seized at Cork Airport during an intelligence led operation this morning. A 28-year-old was arrested after getting off a flight from Faro, he had half a kilo of the drug hidden in the frame of his suitcase. In a ... Read More »

Portland police arrest man for carrying gun, cocaine, heroin and meth

PORTLAND: Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team officers arrested a 46-year-old man accused of carrying guns, meth, cocaine and heroin. Billy Troy Ballastressi, 46, was pulled over around 8 p.m. last Saturday at NE Martin Luther King Boulevard and Going Street. Officers determined he was wearing a bulletproof vest and was in possession of several kinds of drugs as well as ... Read More »

UK customs seizes 49,000 litres of illicit spirits

LONDON: HMRC officers worked with Border Force and the French customs authorities and uncovered more than 550,000 litres of non-duty-paid beer, wine and spirits at the port of Dover, equating more than £1.3m in revenue. In order to disrupt the illegal alcohol trade to the UK by organized criminal gangs, the 27 vehicles found to be stowing the alcohol were ... Read More »

Turkey Customs seizes 30kg cocaine worth $1.67m

ISTANBUL: Authorities seized about 30 kilos of cocaine worth TL 4.5 million ($1.67 million) at Istanbul’s Ambarlı port. The seizure was revealed here the other day. Acting on a tip, customs officials inspected a shipping container aboard a vessel that transported a cargo of banana from Ecuador to Spain and arrived at Ambarlı port after loading a cargo of fish ... Read More »

Ireland police arrest woman over €70k cocaine trafficking

MULLINGAR: A woman is being held on suspicion of drug trafficking after gardaí in Co Westmeath seized €70,000 worth of cocaine. Gardaí in Mullingar made the discovery while patrolling the M6 at around 2.30pm on Monday. According to a Garda spokesperson, a car was flagged down along a stretch of the motorway during a traffic stop. On searching the vehicle ... Read More »