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Nearly 200 kg cocaine seized in Italy port


September 8th, 2012 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 8 (IANS/AKI) Police in Italy have impounded 176 kg of cocaine in the southern port of Gioia Tauro aboard a container ship from Chile.The seized cocaine has been ... Read more...

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Prince Harry’s party girl lands in jail


September 7th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sep 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The party girl that Harry got hooked onto, has now landed in jail. The girl who is a beauty expert is wanted for writing uncertified checks. Carrie ... Read more...

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South African woman held at Mumbai airport


August 25th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) A South African woman was Friday arrested for carrying 18 kg of amphetamine, a banned drug, at the Mumbai international airport, a customs official said."We have ... Read more...

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Man held at Jaipur airport for gold smuggling


August 10th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) A 45-year-old man was arrested at the Jaipur International Airport Thursday on suspicion of gold smuggling from Dubai and about 2.75 kg of gold jewellery was ... Read more...

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Dubai Customs foils bid to smuggle heroin


August 9th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 8 (IANS/WAM) The customs officials at Dubai International Airport have foiled a bid to smuggle more than one kilogram of heroin, an official said Wednesday.The drug was concealed ... Read more...

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Four Australians taking $1 mn cash, steroids to Bangladesh


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Four Australians have been arrested while trying to carry over one million dollars in cash and a large quantity of steroids. According to the police, they ... Read more...

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Snoop Dogg banned from Norway


July 30th, 2012 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg has been barred from entering Norway for two years after he tried to enter the country with a small amount of cannabis last ... Read more...

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Britain returns stolen artefacts to Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Historical artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age (3500 to 1200 BC) that were stolen from Afghanistan and smuggled to Britain have been returned by ... Read more...

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Man held for cheating merchant navy aspirants


June 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A 37-year-old man was arrested for cheating several people on the pretext of giving them jobs in merchant navy, police said here Friday.Gurusharan Singh of ... Read more...

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CBI nabs 4 customs officials for taking bribe


June 6th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) anti-corruption branch Wednesday apprehended four customs officials from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Raigad district while they were ... Read more...

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Radioactive waste from Japan shipped to China


June 5th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China has intercepted 1,127 tonnes of waste metals from Japan with excessive gamma radiation that was shipped to the eastern coastal city of Ningbo, customs officials ... Read more...

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‘Peddlers’ team in customs hassle


May 31st, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) "Peddlers" co-producer Guneet Monga and director Vasan Bala were held up at the Mumbai airport by customs officials for carrying iPads and were released after they ... Read more...

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125 kg heroin seized in Karachi


May 11th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) A total of 125 kg of heroin was Friday seized in the Pakistani port city Karachi by customs officials, a media report said.A 40-foot refrigerated container ... Read more...

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20 kg cocaine seized at Hungary airport


March 14th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, March 13 (IANS) Around 20 kg of cocaine have been seized at the Ferenc Liszt international airport here in the Hungarian capital, the customs office said Tuesday.Working with trained ... Read more...

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Russia’s election watch group complains of ‘Intimidation’


January 31st, 2012 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's largest independent election monitoring group said Monday of being pressured by the authorities ahead of presidential polls at which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is ... Read more...

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26 kg narcotics seized in Dubai


January 30th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 30 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs officials have foiled a bid to smuggle 26 kg of narcotic crystal meth into the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The prohibited substance was found hidden ... Read more...

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Drug smuggling bid foiled in Dubai


January 14th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 14 (IANS/WAM) A bid to smuggle 2.5 kg of cocaine into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was foiled by customs officials at the Dubai airport.The drugs were concealed ... Read more...

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Dia Mirza fined for undeclared goods by customs


January 7th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Dia Mirza was Saturday fined by customs for carrying undeclared luxury goods like cosmetics and expensive purses when she returned to Mumbai from ... Read more...

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250 tonnes of drug-making chemicals seized in Mexico


December 25th, 2011 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 25 (IANS/EFE) At least 252 tonnes of synthetic drug-making chemicals have been seized at a Mexican port in one of biggest seizures of such substances in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan-origin man smuggled birds to cheer him up


December 9th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) A Pakistan-origin man, who was caught at a British airport while trying to smuggle three live partridges into the country, said he required the birds to ... Read more...

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China to deport 13 Indian diamond traders, Modi claims credit


December 7th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A Chinese court Wednesday freed 13 of 22 Indian nationals held on charges of diamond smuggling and money laundering. India took note of the ... Read more...

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Man held with drugs at Dubai airport


November 24th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS/WAM) A bid by an Asian passenger to smuggle drugs was foiled Wednesday by Dubai customs officials at the Dubai international airport.The 2.35 kg of drugs, which ... Read more...

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Now CBI focuses on iron ore exports by Janardhana Reddy


October 27th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing illegal mining by former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy, is now focusing its attention on the export of iron ... Read more...

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Two held with pangolin skin worth Rs.9 mn


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Oct 22 (IANS) Two people were arrested here with 144 kg of pangolin skin worth Rs.87 lakh that was being smuggled to China via Myanmar, custom officials said ... Read more...

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WWE Raw: CM Punk vs Miz


October 18th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As The Miz made his way to the ring last night on 'WWE Monday Night Raw', he was accompanied by R Truth. Mis would be facing CM Punk. ... Read more...

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Russell Brand refused entry into Canada


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ontario, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Canadian authorities refused comedian Russell Brand entry into the country. Brand was going to perform in the country but the incident forced him to postpone the show ... Read more...

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Brand denied entry to Canada


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 3 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand was forced to cancel a show in Canada after he was stopped by customs officials at the airport and denied entry to ... Read more...

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Mexico complains to China about unfair trade practices


September 30th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's government has sent China a letter accusing some of its companies of engaging in unfair practices to evade customs duties.The missive, signed by Economy ... Read more...

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175 kg cocaine seized in France


July 19th, 2011 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 19 (IANS) About 175 kg of cocaine have been seized in France in one of the biggest hauls in the country, customs officials said.The cocaine was seized in ... Read more...

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Train to Pakistan - a journey not so pleasant


June 28th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, June 28 (IANS) It's Sunday morning. The Bhagat ki Kothi railway station here is ready to receive its weekly train from Pakistan. Stall owners outside are stocked with food ... Read more...

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Thailand seizes 451 turtles smuggled into plane luggage


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai airport customs officials discovered and seized 451 turtles packed into several suitcases after arriving from Bangladesh, officials said Thursday.Director-General Prasong Poontanet of the Thai Customs Department ... Read more...

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Bipasha pays for excess baggage at airport (Second Lead)


May 26th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Arriving from London, Bollywood actor Bipasha Basu was Thursday asked to cough up Rs.12,000 for excess baggage by the Customs at the airport here.Customs officials ... Read more...

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I paid Rs.12,000 for excess baggage: Bipasha


May 26th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu was Thursday checked at the Mumbai international airport for "excess baggage" following which she paid the required tax and was immediately ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Customs officials protest visa delay


May 11th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 11 (IANS) Bangladesh Customs officials Wednesday lodged a protest with their Indian counterparts over the delay in issuing visa to those invited to a meeting in Meghalaya.The Bangladeshi ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to monitor goods transportation


May 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 11 (IANS) Four dry ports each in India and Bangladesh will be covered under Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to monitor the transportation of goods into both countries, an ... Read more...

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