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Maldives President lauds India’s role in pushing political process


September 18th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Monday lauded India's support in pushing forward political process in his country when he met visiting Defence Minister A.K. Antony in ... Read more...

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Mexico Parades Captured Gulf Drug Cartel Boss


September 15th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mexico has captured a suspected gulf drug cartel boss. Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez who goes by the alias "El Coss" is an alleged leader of the "El ... Read more...

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Massive amounts of drugs seized in Afghanistan


September 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 6,000 kg of various narcotics were seized and six drug manufacturing labs were destroyed in Afghanistan in a joint operation by Russian, US and Afghan ... Read more...

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Mexico’s president-elect vows to reduce poverty


September 12th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto said in an address to political and business leaders that he planned to focus on reducing the poverty that afflicts 52 ... Read more...

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Mexicans paint murals to highlight crime problem


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Around 100 inhabitants of a crime-ridden neighbourhood of this metropolis in western Mexico have painted murals as a plea for greater security for their families.The ... Read more...

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Former Colombian general convicted of money laundering


September 7th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 7 (IANS/EFE) A former head of army intelligence was convicted of criminal conspiracy and laundering proceeds of drug trafficking, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said.Prosecutors demonstrated that retired ... Read more...

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India, Tajikistan to combat terror, cooperate on Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India and Tajikistan, an energy-rich Central Asian nation, Monday decided to upgrade their ties to a strategic partnership and agreed to intensify counter-terror cooperation ... Read more...

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Putin praises NAM for improving global security


August 30th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3o (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday praised the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) for strengthening global security.The 16th NAM Summit opened in the Iranian capital under the theme of ... Read more...

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Two arrested for peddling cocaine


August 28th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) An Indian and a Nigerian were arrested in a drug trafficking case, Delhi Police said Tuesday.Manvinder Singh Marwah, 26, resident of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Former US crime kingpin sentenced to 218 years


August 25th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Pierre Mercado, a former leader of US' notorious Asian Boyz gang, was sentenced Friday to 218 years in jail by a Los Angeles judge.Mercado, 38, ... Read more...

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It’s official: Guatemala now a drug-producing country


August 16th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Guatemala is no longer just a conduit for illegal drugs, but a centre of production, Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez said, citing the seizure of 17.6 ... Read more...

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Mexican Supreme Court official held for links to drug cartel


August 13th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 13 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican Supreme Court official was arrested and arraigned in federal court for allegedly having links to a drug cartel, said authorities.Juan Carlos de la ... Read more...

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Uruguay to debate legalising marijuana


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uruguay's parliament will debate full legalisation of marijuana, with state control over its production and distribution, the El Pais daily reported Thursday."The bill remains open ... Read more...

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Surge in Cocaine mail trafficking: Russian official


July 30th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Growing online trade has encouraged drug traffickers to increasingly use mail services to deliver cocaine to their clients, a top Russian police official in charge ... Read more...

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US sanctions target Mexican drug lord’s business


July 24th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US Tuesday slapped sanctions on nine entities and 10 people linked to the leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel.Two wives and four children of Juan ... Read more...

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US senate probe blames HSBC for money laundering


July 17th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) US Senate investigators have accused global banking giant HSBC of failing to prevent billions of dollars worth of money transfers linked to drug cartels and terrorist ... Read more...

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Two drug peddlers held in Delhi


July 15th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Two people, including a health sector activist from Bihar, were arrested here and 10 kg of charas worth Rs.10 lakh recovered, police said Sunday."Ram ... Read more...

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US most wanted fugitive caught in Mexico


July 15th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti)One of the 15 most wanted fugitives of the US Marshals Service's has been held in the Mexican sea resort of Cancun, having remained almost ... Read more...

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Seven beheaded in Mexican town


July 13th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 13 (IANS/EFE) Seven decapitated bodies were found Thursday in the central Mexican town of Jojutla, authorities said.The bodies were inside a pick-up truck abandoned next to a ... Read more...

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India, Mozambique to ink security accord


July 11th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India is to sign a key security agreement with Mozambique on combating piracy in the Indian Ocean region during Minister of State for Home Mullapally ... Read more...

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Hong Kong seizes $98 million cocaine


July 7th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 7 (IANS) At least three people have been arrested after custom officials in Hong Kong seized city's biggest drug haul of about 650 kg, having an estimated ... Read more...

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Kashmiri religious group issues dress code for tourists


July 4th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) A Kashmiri religious group Jamaat-e-Islami has asked tourists visiting the valley to follow a "proper dress code" and told the tourism department to enforce it."Some tourists, ... Read more...

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West coast states discuss security, drug trafficking


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) Officials from west side states like Gujarat and Goa met here to evolve a joint strategy for ensuring security along the country's western coast to ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Mexican mayor found dead


June 29th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), June 29 (IANS/EFE) A mayor kidnapped last weekend in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz was found dead Thursday, authorities said.The body of Marisol Mora Cuevas was ... Read more...

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Chinese police bust drug ring


June 28th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) Chinese police have busted a drug trafficking ring and seized over 18 kg of heroin, authorities said Thursday.Six members of the gang were arrested in Guangxi ... Read more...

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Golden Triangle nations still major drug source: China


June 26th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Golden Triangle, an area between Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, is still a major source of drugs in China, the government said Tuesday.The revelation was made in ... Read more...

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Please save Goa from drugs and garbage: German Goaphile (Letter from Goa)


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Anjuna/Panaji, June 23 (IANS) A German Goaphile has appealed to the state's chief minister to cleane Goa's coastline of drugs and garbage which he said was giving the state a ... Read more...

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Engineer held for drug trafficking in Delhi


June 21st, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A 42-year-old computer engineer from Mumbai was arrested near the airport here for drug trafficking, Delhi Police said Thursday.Murtaza Khan was arrested when he came ... Read more...

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Chinese mafia ring busted, 58 held


June 19th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) A total of 58 ex-convicts of a "mafia-style" gang have been detained following a massive police crackdown in southern China.The gang was busted in Conghua city ... Read more...

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NCB to open Chhattisgarh office


June 18th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 18 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is set to open an office in Chhattisgarh."Seeing the gravity of drug trafficking in Chhattisgarh, the government had sent a proposal ... Read more...

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Italian drugs, arms racket busted, 20 held


June 16th, 2012 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 16 (IANS) At least 20 people were arrested and massive quantities of cocaine seized after a drug-trafficking ring was busted in Italy.The ring was based in the northeastern ... Read more...

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Karzai wants neighbours’ closer cooperation for peace


June 14th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 14 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that a closer cooperation among regional countries is required as his country is undergoing a critical period of transition, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Tunisia’s Ben Ali sentenced to 20 more years in jail


June 14th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A military court in Tunisia has sentenced ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to 20 years in jail in absentia on charges, including "incitement ... Read more...

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China destroys 100,000 seized guns


June 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Over 100,000 guns have been destroyed in China as part of a police crackdown on illegal arms in 150 cities across the country.With Ministry of Public ... Read more...

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Impounded plane stolen in Colombia


June 12th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 12 (IANS/EFE) A small plane impounded by Colombian authorities last December after entering the country illegally has been stolen from an airport in the northwestern region of Uraba, ... Read more...

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