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Portuguese Customs detains 2 drug traffickers, 700gms drug

LISBON: Portugal’s Customs authority, SEF, has intercepted at Lisbon airport two foreign citizens suspected of drug trafficking, the authority announced on Monday in a statement. The pair, a 34-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, had travelled from the city of Belém in Brazil’s Amazonas state. They were detained by SEF guards on Sunday when their documents were being checked. The ... Read More »

Danish Customs charged 3 smugglers in $8m smuggling attempt Danish Customs charged 3 smugglers in $8m smuggling attempt

COPENHAGEN: Danish Customs police stated that they have charged 3 smugglers with the attempted smuggling and distribution of 200 kilograms of cocaine in Denmark, worth at least 43.5 million kroner ($8 million), in an operation with U.S. agents. Customs Police spokesman Ole Madsen says the suspects were German, Colombian and Danish, but did not provide more information on their identities. ... Read More »

Greece Customs declares €8,000 banknotes rain is a drug deal

ATHENS: Greece ever since €8,000 in banknotes rained down on the streets of Vinaròs in the province of Castellón during a Rain of banknotes in Vinaròs was the fruit of small-scale drug dealinghouse fire on Easter Sunday the Customs have been investigating where the money came from, and have now finally come up with an answer. It has been established ... Read More »

Jordan’s Customs nabs 2 smugglers, seizes 400,000 narcotic pills

AMMAN: Jordanian Customs have arrested two smugglers who were reportedly planning to smuggle narcotic pills outside the Kingdom, the Public Security Department said Monday. AND agents received information that four people were planning to smuggle drugs. A team raided the house of one of the suspects’ relatives, where 400,000 narcotic pills were found hidden in table drawers. Two suspects found at ... Read More »

Greece Customs seizes over 300kg of heroin at port of Patras

ATHENS: Greece’s Customs seized more than 300 Kgs of heroin hidden in two trucks at the port of Patras, Greece, which were about to board a ship to Italy, adding that the Customs police operation is still underway. Greece Customs Police have arrested the two truck drivers, who are Slovak nationals, while authorities from Athens and Patras are continuing their ... Read More »

Greece’s Customs arrests 350 illegal migrants

ATHENS: The Greece Customs arrested a total of 350 illegal migrants on islands of the eastern Aegean Sea on Wednesday morning. The Greece government decided on Tuesday evening to provide Syrian refugees with travel documents. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and pertinent Ministers also decided to develop settlement camps in order to accommodate illegal migrants with the necessary health and safety ... Read More »

Greece Customs nabs a smuggler seizes 1220Kg Hashish

ATHENS: Greece Customs arrested a smuggler seized around 1220 kgs of Hashish. The arrest took place at approximately 2.00 in the morning during a routine patrol on the coast of Isla Cristina when they observed a 4-by-4 vehicle travelling without the headlights being switched on and approached to investigate further. It didn’t take much detective work to spot 40 large ... Read More »

Greece Customs seizes over 300kg of heroin at port of Patras

ATHENS: Greece’s Customs seized more than 300 Kgs of heroin hidden in two trucks at the port of Patras, Greece, which were about to board a ship to Italy, adding that the Customs police operation is still underway. Greece Customs Police have arrested the two truck drivers, who are Slovak nationals, while authorities from Athens and Patras are continuing their ... Read More »

Portugal’s Customs seizes 324,000 liters of wine

LISBON: The Customs official stated that they have seized 324,000 liters of red wine in an operation in different locations. The investigation began when it was discovered that an establishment in northern Portugal was found to be serving a “muscatel type” wine decanted from a five liter bottle into branded bottles of wine which was then passed off as the ... Read More »

Jordan Customs nabs 1 smuggler, seizes 37,000 Captagon pills

AMMAN: The Customs authority stated that its agents arrested a suspect smuggler  in the northern region for allegedly hiding 37,000 Captagon pills that he intended to smuggle to a neighbouring country.“The suspect reportedly pulled out the seeds of thousands of olives and replaced them with Captagon pills wrapped in small plastic bags,” a senior Customs official said. The suspect placed ... Read More »

Greece Customs receives a large number of immigrants in last 57 days

ATHENS: The Greece Customs authority official stated that around every day “we are receiving a large number of immigrants”. Prefect Christianna Kalogirou said that in the last 57 days, Greece has received 75% of the total number of illegal migrants and refugees who arrived in 2014. The figures were discussed in the meeting between the prefects of border regions, the ... Read More »

Portugal’s Customs seizes 324,000 liters of wine

LISBON: The Customs official stated that they have seized 324,000 liters of red wine in an operation in different locations. The investigation began when it was discovered that an establishment in northern Portugal was found to be serving a “muscatel type” wine decanted from a five liter bottle into branded bottles of wine which was then passed off as the ... Read More »

Ayyan Ali case: FBR investigators to meet on Monday to review progress

Intelligence officials say no evidence that $500,000 was ‘white money’ Bank account holders who transferred huge amounts to supermodel Ayyan Ali also included in investigation ISLAMABAD: The joint investigation committee formed by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to probe Ayyan Ali money smuggling case will meet on Monday to review the progress made so far in the case. The ... Read More »

Greece Customs finds over 300 undocumented migrants in less than 24 hours

ATHENS: The Alternate Minister for Immigration Policy Tasia Christodoulopoulou said on Friday that over 300 undocumented migrants landed on Greek shores in less than 24 hours. Kaminis said the municipality has located 1,800 unused buildings and several hotels in the city center, urging the minister to liaise with other ministries to ascertain whether any of these can be used for ... Read More »

Greece’s Customs arrests 350 illegal migrants

ATHENS: The Greece Customs arrested a total of 350 illegal migrants on islands of the eastern Aegean Sea on Wednesday morning. The Greece government decided on Tuesday evening to provide Syrian refugees with travel documents. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and pertinent Ministers also decided to develop settlement camps in order to accommodate illegal migrants with the necessary health and safety ... Read More »

Greece’s Customs arrests 350 illegal migrants

ATHENS: The Greece Customs arrested a total of 350 illegal migrants on islands of the eastern Aegean Sea on Wednesday morning. The Greece government decided on Tuesday evening to provide Syrian refugees with travel documents. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and pertinent Ministers also decided to develop settlement camps in order to accommodate illegal migrants with the necessary health and safety ... Read More »

Greece Customs nabs 16 suspects, seizes $64,000 cash in March 2015

ATHENS: Greece’s Customs raids across country in March 2015 smashed an international people trafficking ring that was making $8 million in profit from smuggling, said Customs in a written statement. The Customs staged 20 raids across Greece, arresting 16 suspects  including Syrian, Iraqi, Egyptian and Romanian nationals .Customs also  seized 280 passports, dozens of mobile phones, computers, vehicles and $68,000 ... Read More »

Greece Customs seizes over 300kg of heroin at port of Patras

ATHENS: Greece’s Customs seized more than 300 Kgs of heroin hidden in two trucks at the port of Patras, Greece, which were about to board a ship to Italy, adding that the Customs police operation is still underway. Greece Customs Police have arrested the two truck drivers, who are Slovak nationals, while authorities from Athens and Patras are continuing their ... Read More »

Jordan’s Customs nabs 2 smugglers, seizes 400,000 narcotic pills

AMMAN: Jordanian Customs have arrested two smugglers who were reportedly planning to smuggle narcotic pills outside the Kingdom, the Public Security Department said Monday. AND agents received information that four people were planning to smuggle drugs. A team raided the house of one of the suspects’ relatives, where 400,000 narcotic pills were found hidden in table drawers. Two suspects found at ... Read More »

Greece Customs seizes over 300kg of heroin at port of Patras

ATHENS: Greece’s Customs seized more than 300 Kgs of heroin hidden in two trucks at the port of Patras, Greece, which were about to board a ship to Italy, adding that the Customs police operation is still underway. Greece Customs Police have arrested the two truck drivers, who are Slovak nationals, while authorities from Athens and Patras are continuing their ... Read More »