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Sukhbir Badal asks centre to check drug smuggling


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) With Punjab facing a huge problem of drug addiction among the people, especially the youth, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday asked the central government ... Read more...

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Maoists push farmers to grow marijuana


August 17th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region is fast turning into a hotspot for growing marijuana with Maoist guerrillas making farmers switch to the cash crop, say police officials."Maoists ... Read more...

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Two arrested in Jaipur, 100 kg of banned drug seized


August 10th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 10 (IANS) A team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials seized about 100 kg of ketamine, a banned drug, from a house in the city and ... Read more...

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Iran seizes 2 tonnes of illicit drugs


July 28th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 28 (IANS) The Iranian police have seized over two tonnes of opium in the country's Hormuzgan province on the rim of the Persian Gulf, Fars news agency reported ... Read more...

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US soldier accused of smuggling drugs into South Korea


July 19th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) South Korea is indicting a US Army private for his involvement in the biggest drug smuggling case in the country, CNN reported Thursday.The soldier, from the ... Read more...

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Blake Lively loves her role in ‘Savages’


July 4th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Blake Lively plays a woman who is into the business of growing marijuana in Oliver Stone's "Savages". The actress says she loved her role in ... Read more...

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Fourteen dismembered bodies found in truck in Mexico


June 8th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ciudad Mante, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fourteen dismembered human bodies have been discovered in a truck in the centre of a Northern Mexican town on Thursday. Local media believe that the ... Read more...

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Drug smuggling rising along India-Myanmar border


May 19th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 19 (IANS) Smuggling of narcotics and other drugs has been increasing along the unfenced India-Myanmar border, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said here Saturday."To tackle the menace ... Read more...

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Probe ordered against Punjab jail official


May 7th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday ordered a probe against a jail official in Bathinda town after he was caught red-handed while selling drugs to inmates in the ... Read more...

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47 tonnes of hashish seized in Turkey in 2011


March 15th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, March 14 (IANS) A total of 46.9 tonnes of hashish and 6.4 tonnes of heroin were seized by police in Turkey in 2011, the Anatolia news agency reported.Police detained ... 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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1.3 tonnes hashish seized in Turkey


January 6th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Jan 6 (IANS) Turkish security forces have seized 1.3 tonnes of hashish, worth over $1.5 million, during an operation in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, said an official Friday.The ... Read more...

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Turkey seized 11 tonnes of hashish in 2011


December 17th, 2011 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Dec 17 (IANS) The Turkish police seized about 11 tonnes of hashish in southeastern Turkey and arrested over 400 people for drug-smuggling in 2011, Anatolia news agency reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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China executes South African woman for drug smuggling


December 12th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese authorities on Monday executed a South African woman after she was earlier convicted of drug smuggling, the South African government confirmed. The woman had repeatedly claimed to ... Read more...

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Model convicted of drug smuggling in Argentina


November 4th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 4 (IANS/EFE) Colombian model Angie Sanclemente Valencia was convicted here of attempting to smuggle cocaine to Spain in late 2009 and sentenced to six years and eight ... Read more...

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Five die in Colombian bar attack


September 27th, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) Five people were killed and six wounded when gunmen attacked a bar in the Caribbean coastal community of San Antero, Colombian authorities said Monday.The slaughter took ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India ink pact to tackle drug trafficking


September 13th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Pakistan and India have signed a pact to check cross-border drug trafficking.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed Monday, Dawn reported from Rawalpindi.Prior to the signing, ... Read more...

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Three get 16-year jail for drug smuggling


July 30th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Three people, including two foreigners, were Saturday sentenced by a court here to 16 years in prison for their involvement in drug smuggling and peddling.Israeli national ... Read more...

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Nepal sees growing custodial torture of women


June 26th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) While a 10-year civil war saw women suffer atrocities like gangrape and torture in Nepal, both by the state and the Maoist guerrillas, their ordeal continues ... Read more...

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37 held in New York for drug smuggling


June 16th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 16 (IANS/EFE) At least 37 people have been arrested in New York and charged with smuggling cocaine, the state attorney general said.The six-month-long operation was launched by ... Read more...

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Mexican drug cartels acquire tanks


June 8th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico City, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Mexican government’s fight against drug trafficking has moved to the next level with some drug cartels acquiring tanks. In just four years, nearly forty thousand ... Read more...

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Iran busts drug smuggling racket


May 31st, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 30 (IANS) Iran's anti-drug police have busted an international gang involved in smuggling synthetic narcotics and arrested 15 people, Press TV reported Monday."More than 270 kg of crystal ... Read more...

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Four jail guards arrested for undertrial’s escape


May 12th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), May 12 (IANS) Four jail security guards have been arrested for negligence that led to an undertrial's escape from the civil hospital here, police said here Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Wisconsin Woman Finds Drugs Worth $280,000 Inside Vacuum Cleaner


January 17th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jan 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Christmas surprise for a Green Bay woman turned out to be a shock, when she discovered drugs inside her vacuum cleaner box. ... Read more...

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Indian national sentenced to death in Malaysia


January 4th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 4 (IANS) An Indian national convicted of drug smuggling was Tuesday sentenced to death by a Malaysian high court, Xinhua reported.The Malaysian High Court meted out the punishment to ... Read more...

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Thai smuggler caught in Indonesia after swallowing 1,200 ecstasy pills


December 21st, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
DENPASAR, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Authorities have arrested a Thai woman after she tried to enter the Indonesian resort island of Bali with approximately 1,200 ecstasy pills, the Jakarta Globe reported on ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan to check narcotics smuggling


November 25th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan signed an agreement here Thursday on a joint plan of action to curb smuggling of narcotics in the region.The agreement ... Read more...

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Four Indians arrested in Bangkok with 8.5kg of ‘ice’


November 16th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by admin
BANGKOK, Nov 16 (MCOT) – Four alleged drug smugglers, Indian nationals, have been arrested in possession of 8.5kg of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as 'ice', valued at Bt32 million (over US$1 million) ... Read more...

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Drug smuggler hid past to get New Zealand hospital job


September 30th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 30 (IANS) A Nigerian drug smuggler who fooled immigration officials to get a job as a psychiatrist in a New Zealand hospital has been jailed for 16 months.Chidozie Emmanuel Onovo, ... Read more...

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Shootout in Mexican city leaves 7 dead


September 25th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Chilpancingo (Mexico), Sep 25 (IANS/EFE) Seven suspected cartel gunmen were killed in a shootout between rival gangs in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexican officials said. Spokespersons for the Attorney General's Office ... Read more...

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Two held with heroin worth Rs.1 crore


July 13th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) Two people were arrested Tuesday from a railway station in West Bengal for smuggling drugs and heroin worth Rs.1 crore was seized from them, police said. The two were ... Read more...

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Illegal Aliens Called ‘Drug Mules’ By Arizona Governor, Controversy Sparks


June 28th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The governor of Arizona has once again managed to stir up controversy in the fight for an immigration law ,which was designed to uphold the federal law ... Read more...

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Pakistan Navy inducts upgraded P3-C aircraft


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:50 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 2 (IANS) The Pakistan Navy has inducted two upgraded US P3-C aircraft in its fleet, a media report said. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir Tuesday attended the induction ... Read more...

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Chennai cops bust drug-smuggling attempt at airport


May 14th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 14 (ANI): Police in Chennai have busted a drug smuggling attempt after they apprehended an unemployed Indian man trying to smuggle the contraband in an ice-cream vending machine at Chennai ... Read more...

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US gives military gear worth $1.2 mn to Ecuador


May 11th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Quito (Ecuador), May 11 (IANS/EFE) The US government has delivered $1.22 million worth of military equipment to the Ecuadorian armed forces for operations against drug smuggling and guerrilla activity in the country. The ... Read more...

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