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Thai police investigate 1,300 human trafficking cases

BANGKOK: Thailand Police are digging deeper into 1,300 human trafficking cases in the latest drive to break up sophisticated networks and seek justice for the victims. In an exclusive interview with the Bangkok Post, deputy national police chief Aek Angsananont said he has instructed state agencies to go over the cases with a fine-tooth comb and decide which ones need ... Read More »

Travel agents urge FIA to take stern action against human traffickers

SIALKOT: The Travel Agents’ Association in Gujranwala Division has urged the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take stern action against travel agents directly or indirectly involved in sending people abroad illegally by extorting heavy amounts from them. Travel Agents’ Association President Ch Manzur Ahmed, Senior Vice-President Qamar Zaman Ranjha, General Secretary Khurram Bhatti and Finance Secretary Haji Muhammad Idrees said ... Read More »

Thai Army arrest two Japanese for wildlife trafficking

BANGKOK: Thai customs has arrested two Japanese for wildlife smuggling. They were  tourists arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle forbidden wildlife to Nagoya. Customs officials took Naoki Hiraguchi, 39, and Toshikazu Kawai, 39, into custody about the seizure of many exotic animals found hidden in their suitcases. Thailand is one of the world’s biggest hubs for wildlife ... Read More »

Court sentences death penalty to South African smuggler

CAPE TOWN: The Penang High Court sentenced a South African to death for trafficking in drugs. Deon Jacobus Alfred Cornelius, a 28-year-old security guard from South Africa, was sent to the gallows after he was found guilty of bringing into Penang 1,949 grammes of methamphetamine two years ago. Cornelius committed the offence at the Penang International Airport’s customs inspection counter ... Read More »

Court sentences death penalty to South African smuggler

CAPE TOWN: The Penang High Court sentenced a South African to death for trafficking in drugs. Deon Jacobus Alfred Cornelius, a 28-year-old security guard from South Africa, was sent to the gallows after he was found guilty of bringing into Penang 1,949 grammes of methamphetamine two years ago. Cornelius committed the offence at the Penang International Airport’s customs inspection counter ... Read More »

Insufficient evidence: Sri Lanka court frees drug kingpin Shafaz

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka High Court has freed ‘drug kingpin’ Ibrahim Shafaz Abdul Razzak here the other day, stating that evidence submitted by the state for trafficking charges was insufficient. Reversing the Criminal Court’s 18 year jail term and fine of MVR75,000, the High Court questioned the authenticity of documents submitted by the state claiming to prove Shafaz had transferred large ... Read More »

Insufficient evidence: Sri Lanka court frees drug kingpin Shafaz

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka High Court has freed ‘drug kingpin’ Ibrahim Shafaz Abdul Razzak here the other day, stating that evidence submitted by the state for trafficking charges was insufficient. Reversing the Criminal Court’s 18 year jail term and fine of MVR75,000, the High Court questioned the authenticity of documents submitted by the state claiming to prove Shafaz had transferred large ... Read More »

Cross-border smuggling making big hole in exchequer

PESHAWAR: The rampant smuggling of auto parts and Nato forces equipment from Afghanistan into Pakistan has been going on unnoticed, depriving the national exchequer of huge revenue to the tune of billions of rupees. Informed border areas goers and residents of Khyber Agency divulged to Customs Today that auto parts and others goods were being trafficked from Afghanistan through horses ... Read More »

Customs held 2 Chinese smuggling Pangolin scales

ISLAMABAD: Customs officials seized Pangolin scales from two Chinese planning to travel to Hong Kong at Benazir International airport and arrested the culprits. As per details, Customs authorities produced 145 kg of pangolin scales in five bags from two Chinese citizens Lauri Yu Ean and Yung Fu Layn. Customs authorities confiscated the bags when the Passengers failed produce any official ... Read More »