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Drug smugglers take advantage of Chennai Customs’ checking gap

CHENNAI: Drug smugglers are taking advantage of loopholes in checking of Chennai Customs as air customs rely on paperwork to clear consignments at airports. Officials of customs department said that shortage of staff and congestion at the scanners are the main reasons for drug smugglers to easily ditch customs authorities. Parcels are scanned to detect contraband and explosives, but they ... Read More »

Drug smugglers use drones at US, Mexico border

SAN YSIDRO:  A drone carrying illegal drugs crashed near the U.S.-Mexico border last week.The unmanned quadcopter was discovered by authorities near the border town of San Ysidro, Calif., after an anonymous source called in the suspicious craft. This drug drone is an example of how smugglers have been using technology to their advantage. Other innovative ways to transport drugs across ... Read More »

US border petrol Agents arrests three smugglers at Mexico desert

SANTA TERESA: US Border Patrol Agents working west of Santa Teresa managed to track down three suspected drug smugglers along with their contraband as they made their way through the New Mexico desert. Wednesday evening, Santa Teresa Station Border Patrol Agents were conducting night vision surveillance near New Mexico Highway 9 when they spotted three individuals making their way north ... Read More »

Sentri vehicles becomes favorite for drug smugglers at US borders

SAN DIEGO – Drug smugglers are turning “trusted travelers” into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States. One motorist spotted the containers while pumping gas after crossing into Southern California on Jan. 12 and thought it might ... Read More »

 Drug smuggling drone crashes near San Ysidro border: US Police

SAN YSIDRO: Drug smugglers have reached new heights. An overnight crash of a drone just south of the border has law enforcement agencies taking another look at drug smuggling possibilities using drones. A witness called Tijuana Municipal Police after watching something fall from the sky and land in the Pueblo Amigo complex parking lot, just southeast of the San Ysidro ... Read More »

Indonesian customs rejects foreign appeals, executes 6 drug smugglers

JAKARTA: Indonesian government rejected last minute appeals and humble request from foreign leaders whose citizens were in Indonesian customs custody and executed six people, including five foreigners of drug smuggling just after midnight Saturday. Despite protestations from the Dutch King and Prime Minister, as well as the Brazilian President, Indonesia had four men from Brazil, Malawi, Nigeria and the Netherlands ... Read More »

ANF seizes narcotics worth Rs5.75b

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force claimed to have captured 3.1 tonnes of narcotics and arrested eight drug smugglers. The force claimed that the seized drugs worth was amounting to Rs5.75 billion. The narcotics were recovered during different raids carried out in Faisalabad, Lahore, Khanewal, Hyderabad and Pishin and. According to an ANF press release, most of the seized drug was destined ... Read More »

ANF seizes drugs worth Rs520m in 11 raids

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) captured 333 kgs of drugs including 300 kgs of Charas, 12 kgs of heroin and 20.4 kgs of opium during 11 raids carried out in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Attock, Lahore, Faisalabad and Mardan. The force also arrested 16 peddlers and seized nine vehicles. Value of the recovered drugs is said to be Rs520 million in ... Read More »

ANF seizes 30kg drugs, nabs six peddlers

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has seized 24.68 kilogramme of heroin, 5,750 psychotropic tablets and 2.20 kilogramme of charas and arrested six drug smugglers along with three vehicles. According to ANF, the force captured the drugs and nailed the peddlers in five operations carried out in Multan, Kohat, Peshawar and Karachi. As per details, the Peshawar ANF team intercepted a ... Read More »

ANF Peshawar arrests 5 drug smugglers, recovers 2,600 gram opium

PESHAWAR: ANF Peshawar arrested five persons including three women smugglers in separate crackdowns against narcotics in various parts of Peshawar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and recovered 2,600 grams opium. According to spokesman Anti Narcotics Force Peshawar, the first raid was carried out in Haji Camp area of Peshawar where a person identified as Muhammad Nadeem Shahid s/o Muhammad Ilyas resident of ... Read More »