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Three Lankans arrested in India for human smuggling

COLOMBO: The Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating refugees from the special camps to Australia. Police identified them as Dhushyanthan, 29, Lingeswaran, 30 and Vijayaraj, 28, from a house in Pozhichalur near Pallavaram. Based on a specific tip from one of the refugees, who paid money to them, police nabbed them. The ... Read More »

Three Lankans arrested in India for human smuggling

COLOMBO: The Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating refugees from the special camps to Australia. Police identified them as Dhushyanthan, 29, Lingeswaran, 30 and Vijayaraj, 28, from a house in Pozhichalur near Pallavaram. Based on a specific tip from one of the refugees, who paid money to them, police nabbed them. The ... Read More »

Kuwait Customs foils attempt for smuggling reptiles

KUWAIT: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle snakes, beetles, lizards and frogs into Kuwait here the other day. The animals were hidden inside suitcases carried by two Kuwaiti men who arrived from Europe. The men were taken to the proper authorities for further action. Read More »

New Zealand police nab Canadian teenager for drugs smuggling

WELLINGTON: A Canadian teenager arrested for nine years for importing illegal drugs worth almost 2 million NZ dollars (1.52 million U.S. dollars) into New Zealand. He had also arrested last year. Customs officers arrested her in August last year after they intercepted a package sent to her from Canada of four containers of muscle-building supplements, which had drugs hidden inside. ... Read More »

Japan police arrest 5 Vietnamese for people smuggling

TOKYO: Japanese Police have taken into custody five Vietnamese nationals for allegedly abetting 30 people to illegally enter the country, Vietnam News Agency reported. Among the arrestees was a 49-year-old kingpin, who has lived in Japan since 2000 and has a permanent residence status, according to the report. The full name of this person has not been disclosed. Initial information ... Read More »

China police nail down woman smuggling ring

SHINGAI: Chinese authorities have busted a smuggling ring that sold young Burmese girls to old single Chinese men for marriage, sources said here the other day. Yunnan authorities have been aware of the issue since August 2014. As many as 37 suspects, including two ring leaders surnamed Tang and Yang, have been arrested. The young women were sold to single ... Read More »

Rise of tusk smuggling: China bans ivory imports for 1 year

BEIJING: China is banning the import of ivory products for one year amid criticism that its citizens’ huge appetite for ivory is threatening the existence of African elephants. The State Administration of Forestry declared the ban in a public notice issued here the other day, in which it said the administration would not handle any import request. The ban takes ... Read More »

Thai Customs promotes anti-ivory smuggling, elephant conservation campaign

BANGKOK: This year, commemorative activities are arranged to demonstrate Thailand’s serious efforts in fighting illegal ivory trade and promoting at the same time the elephant conservation as the endangered national animal. The activities are held at international airports in three provinces namely Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai and Phuket. They feature an exhibition on Thai elephants and their habitat, efforts on ... Read More »

New Zealand police nab Canadian teenager for drugs smuggling

WELLINGTON: A Canadian teenager arrested for nine years for importing illegal drugs worth almost 2 million NZ dollars (1.52 million U.S. dollars) into New Zealand.  she had also arrested last year. Customs officers arrested her in August last year after they intercepted a package sent to her from Canada of four containers of muscle-building supplements, which had drugs hidden inside. ... Read More »

Rise of tusk smuggling: China bans ivory imports for 1 year

BEIJING: China is banning the import of ivory products for one year amid criticism that its citizens’ huge appetite for ivory is threatening the existence of African elephants. The State Administration of Forestry declared the ban in a public notice issued here the other day, in which it said the administration would not handle any import request. The ban takes ... Read More »

China police nail down woman smuggling ring

SHINGAI: Chinese authorities have busted a smuggling ring that sold young Burmese girls to old single Chinese men for marriage, sources said here the other day. Yunnan authorities have been aware of the issue since August 2014. As many as 37 suspects, including two ring leaders surnamed Tang and Yang, have been arrested. The young women were sold to single ... Read More »

ASF foils bid to smuggle heroin to Saudi Arabia

LAHORE: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) at the Allama Iqbal International Airport has arrested an accused who attempted to smuggle 700 grammes of heroin to Saudi Arabia. According to ANF sources, a person named Baz Khan was travelling to Saudi Arabia on a private airline on an Umrah visa. Officials of the Airport Security Force (ASF) seized the suspicion luggage and ... Read More »

Japan police nab American woman charged with drug smuggling

TOKYO: Japan police arrested a American woman charged with smuggling drug.  American woman remains in a Japanese jail for shipping medication prescribed for her attention-deficit disorder to Japan, where she traveled to teach. Carrie Russell, 26, was arrested in a Tokyo restaurant Feb. 20 and jailed for drug smuggling, after her mother, an Oregon physician, mailed a three-month supply of ... Read More »

East Malaysia to set up units for eradicate smuggling

KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak and Sabah will soon have their own Anti-Smuggling Units (UPP) set up under the Malaysian National Security Council (MNSC) to prevent illegal immigrants sneaking in, as well as smuggling in firearms from neighbouring countries. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the UPP is necessary for both states because of the vast sea boundary of ... Read More »

Sri Lanka Customs foils attempt for smuggling 36kg heroin

COLOMBO: The Customs department seized 36 kg of heroin at the Orugodawatte customs yard after an attempt was made to smuggle it into the country. A customs spokesman said that the heroin had been hidden in two boxes and were brought to Sri Lanka from Pakistan. Customs Department spokesman Leslie Gamini said that the boxes were labelled as hardware items ... Read More »

China police seize dozens of illicit guns, 2,000 bullets; nabbed five smugglers

SHENZHEN: Five college students have been arrested in south China’s Guangdong Province for allegedly smuggling guns from Hong Kong, police said here the other day. There are seven suspects in total, including the five students. All were arrested in Shenzhen City after the police received a tipoff in May last year. Dozens of air guns and more than 2,000 lead ... Read More »

Malaysian govt seeks to clamp down on ivory smuggling

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government wants to impose higher penalties under the Wildlife Protection Act to deter smuggling of ivories and hunting trophies involving endangered animals, the Dewan Rakyat was told. Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr James Dawos Mamit said the Government was considering a higher fine for those caught smuggling hunting trophies such as tiger skin. ... Read More »

Hong Kong man caught in China for smuggling 146 iPhones

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong man is caught for attempting to smuggle 146 iPhones into the Chinese mainland by strapping the devices to his body in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong provinc. The man’s odd gait and posture aroused suspicion of customs officials who later found iPhones strapped to his body with duct tape and plastic wrap. A later investigation shows ... Read More »

Lahore: Customs intelligence arrests four suspects on smuggling of notified items

LAHORE: Pakistan Customs Directorate of Investigation and Intelligence Lahore has arrested four smugglers accused for smuggling notified items including foreign originated cloth, shampoos and other items. Official sources said that on the instruction of Director I&I Lahore Imtiaz Ahmad Khan and Additional Director Mohsin Rafiqque I&I, anti-smuggling wing Superintendent Nasir Minhas Munawar and other officials raided a bus at Motorways ... Read More »

SA Police seize ten of thousands illicit Mandrax tablets worth R2.8m

CAPE TOWN:  A local guesthouse owner living in upmarket Sunset Beach, her Cypriot boyfriend and her younger sister were arrested for drug smuggling allegations after they were found with tens of thousands of Mandrax tablets, worth R2.8 million. The trio are to be tried in the Priority Crimes Court in Khayelitsha later this month. In an affidavit, investigator Charmaine van ... Read More »