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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 »

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 »

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 »

Harwich Int’l Port forces seize around 300kg haul of cannabis worth £1 million

LONDON: Border Security forces at Harwich International Port, Essex, intercepted a 300kg haul of cannabis. Smugglers, Steven McDonald, 32, and John Wright, 66 as a part of network were trafficking drugs into the country on an “industrial scale”. Security forces mentioned that 28 tones of cannabis was enough to get every person in the country stoned. For replacing drugs they ... Read More »

ASO Lahore seizes 120 drums of Iranian motor oil

LAHORE: Anti-smuggling Organisation (ASO) Lahore Preventive seized 120 drums of smuggled Iranian motor oil on Monday. Official sources told Customs Today that the ASO, on the instructions of Collector Mukarram Jah Ansari raided a godown at China Scheme near Gujarpura. They added that the ASO team consisting of superintendents, deputy superintendents, inspectors Mumtaz Ajmal Mian, Saleem Akhtar, Sajad Bukhari and Shahid ... Read More »

Quetta: FC foils bid to smuggle 98,000 litres of diesel

QUETTA: The Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) foiled a bid to smuggle illegal oil and seized around 98,000 litres of Iranian diesel from Panjgur district on Monday. A Frontier Corps spokesman told APP that the seized diesel was loaded onto five trucks and was being smuggled to interior parts of the country. “The FC also impounded the trucks carrying the illegal ... Read More »

$500,000 smuggling case: Customs court rejects bail plea of model Ayyan

ISLAMABAD: Supermodel Ayyan has to face another blow on Monday, when a Customs court in Rawalpindi rejected her bail plea. Ayyan was arrested on Saturday by the Customs officials at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport for ‘smuggling’ $500,000 out of the country. The model had claimed that she had received $500,000 after selling property to former interior minister Rehman Malik’s ... Read More »

$500,000 smuggling case: Customs court rejects bail plea of model Ayyan

ISLAMABAD: Supermodel Ayyan has to face another blow on Monday, when a Customs court in Rawalpindi rejected her bail plea. Ayyan was arrested on Saturday by the Customs officials at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport for ‘smuggling’ $500,000 out of the country. The model had claimed that she had received $500,000 after selling property to former interior minister Rehman Malik’s ... Read More »

Eradicating smuggling activities: Malaysia’s Sabah extends ESSzone curfew to March 29

KOTA KINABALU: The 7pm to 5am curfew in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSzone) which is supposed to end today has extended to March 29. Sabah Police Commissioner, Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the decision to extend the curfew was made to ensure security of tourists and the people of Sabah. “The curfew, which enters its 16th phase tomorrow, involves ... Read More »

Eradicate smuggling activities: Malaysia’s Sabah extends ESSzone curfew to March 29

KOTA KINABALU: The 7pm to 5am curfew in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSzone) which is supposed to end today has extended to March 29. Sabah Police Commissioner, Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the decision to extend the curfew was made to ensure security of tourists and the people of Sabah. “The curfew, which enters its 16th phase tomorrow, involves ... Read More »

Kuwait police seize illicit 25g ice, 100g hashish, narcotic pills

KUWAIT CITY:  Kuwait police arrested an Iranian and a citizen for involved in smuggling of drugs. The citizen was arrested while driving a stolen car. Five grams of Ice were found on him. He told police that an Iranian gives him the drugs, so his house was raided where 25g of Ice, 100g of hashish and narcotic pills were found. ... Read More »

Kuwait police seize illicit 25g ice, 100g hashish, narcotic pills

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Malaysia’s MMEA ready to bust smuggling activities in Labuan, Sarawak waters

LABUAN: The Labuan Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) will crack down illegal border crossings into the waters here to halt smuggling of cigarettes and liquor. Labuan MMEA Maritime Capt Che Adnan Md Isa said the huge loss in revenue has prompted the enforcement agencies, especially the MMEA to come down hard and cripple such activities. He reiterated that the MMEA ... Read More »

Indonesian Navy gives 10 ships to Maritime Security Board for eradicating smuggling

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Navy has planned to hand over 10 Navy Patrol ships (KAL) to the Maritime Security Board (Bakamla) by the end of this year. According to Navy chief of staff, Adm. Ade Supandi, said the 10 ships would require alterations before they could be used by Bakamla. “There needs to be some adjustments because they will be used ... Read More »

Indonesian Navy gives 10 ships to Maritime Security Board for eradicate smuggling

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Navy has planned to hand over 10 Navy Patrol ships (KAL) to the Maritime Security Board (Bakamla) by the end of this year. According to Navy chief of staff, Adm. Ade Supandi, said the 10 ships would require alterations before they could be used by Bakamla. “There needs to be some adjustments because they will be used ... Read More »

German Peter Hans Naumann jailed for Bali drug-smuggling, escapes death penalty

BERLIN:  A German man has escaped the death penalty after being convicted of trying to smuggle cocaine into Bali. Peter Hans Naumann’s sentence of 15 years’ jail comes as Indonesian authorities prepare to execute up to 10 foreign drug offenders including Bali Nine Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Naumann, 48, was arrested by customs officials at the resort island’s ... Read More »

Malaysia’s MMEA ready to bust smuggling activities in Labuan, Sarawak waters

LABUAN: The Labuan Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) will crack down illegal border crossings into the waters here to halt smuggling of cigarettes and liquor. Labuan MMEA Maritime Capt Che Adnan Md Isa said the huge loss in revenue has prompted the enforcement agencies, especially the MMEA to come down hard and cripple such activities. He reiterated that the MMEA ... Read More »

Sri Lankan man nabbed in India for smuggling 2.5kg gold

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan national arrested for allegedly smuggling gold into India at international airport here. The passenger, who hails from Colombo, was intercepted by customs officials after his arrival from Singapore here on Sunday. He was allegedly found carrying about 2.5 kg of gold concealed in the cavity made in three iron and steel rollers kept in his baggage. ... Read More »

Sri Lankan man nabbed in India for smuggling 2.5kg gold

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan national arrested for allegedly smuggling gold into India at international airport here. The passenger, who hails from Colombo, was intercepted by customs officials after his arrival from Singapore here on Sunday. He was allegedly found carrying about 2.5 kg of gold concealed in the cavity made in three iron and steel rollers kept in his baggage. ... Read More »

Malaysia’s PPDNKK foils attempt for smuggling worth RM1.7 million of LPG

MALACCA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry Office (PPDNKK) in Malacca foiled an attempt to smuggle subsidised Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) worth RM1.7 million at Pulau Sebang, Alor Gajah here the other day. Its enforcement unit’s deputy chief Rosley Abdullah said 1,539 barrels of LPG were seized at two premises at the Pulau Sebang small and medium industrial area. ... Read More »