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Former Pakistani PM’s son arrested


September 14th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa Gilani was arrested Friday from the gate of the Supreme Court while he was on his ... 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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Nigerian arrested with banned drug


September 7th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Mumbai police's anti-narcotics cell (ANC) arrested a Nigerian national for allegedly possessing the banned drug amphetamine with the intention to sell it, police said here Friday.Identified ... Read more...

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Drug seizure: Himachal court cancels Israeli’s bail


September 7th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has cancelled the bail of an Israeli who has been booked for possessing narcotics.Setting aside the bail granted to Moshe Molinas ... Read more...

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Pakistani executed in Saudi Arabia


September 5th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabia Tuesday executed a Pakistani national in Medina city for trafficking heroin.Hayat Sayed Lal Sayed had attempted to smuggle heroin in his stomach, the Saudi ... Read more...

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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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Two Indians freed from death row in Malaysia


August 7th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 7 (IANS) A court of appeal in Malaysia Tuesday freed two Indians from the death row after their conviction for carrying narcotics into the country was said ... Read more...

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Dubai police seize over 56 kg hashish


August 4th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) Dubai police have seized about 56 kg of hashish stashed in two sacks in the Marina area and arrested an Iranian smuggler.The man was arrested ... Read more...

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Dubai customs attends Google meet in US


July 29th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 28, 2012 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs has called on the international community to strengthen cooperation through information exchange on illicit networks.It has said such a step can help curb ... 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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Australian jailed in Bali for smuggling drugs in stomach


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) A 54-year-old Australian national caught trying to smuggle hashish and methamphetamines, hidden in his stomach, into Indonesia's Bali island has been sentenced to eight years in ... Read more...

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Over 60 kg drugs seized in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have seized around 60 kg of narcotics in two operations, one along the border with India, a media report said Sunday.Pakistan Rangers seized ... Read more...

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20 booked on drug charges in Goa over three months


July 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Eight Nigerians, one Sudanese and one Ghanaian were among the 20 people booked in narcotics raids in Goa in the last three months.Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar ... Read more...

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‘One mn Afghans suffer from drug addiction’


July 11th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 11 (IANS) More than one million Afghans, aged between 15 to 64, are suffering from drug addiction across the country, an official said Wednesday.The causes of drug addiction ... Read more...

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A million British workers pumped up with drugs


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Over a million people in Britain are pumped up with drugs, a study suggests.Statistics from a drug-testing firm have revealed that around one in 30 employees ... Read more...

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One ton drugs seized in Iran


June 24th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 24 (IANS) Police in Iran have recovered a haul of over one ton of illicit drugs during an anti-narcotics operation in the country's southeastern region, Fars news agency ... Read more...

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Shahabuddin gets bail in Pakistan drugs quota case


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) A court in Pakistan Friday granted interim bail to Makhdoom Shahabuddin, the primary candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of prime minister, ... Read more...

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Goa Police to probe African drug peddlers’ nexus


June 13th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 13 (IANS) The Goa Police are probing a suspected African drug peddlers' nexus after a Ugandan national was caught from a Hyderabad rave party last week with a ... Read more...

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Dubai police foils cocaine smuggling in Zambia


June 5th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 4 (IANS/WAM) The police department of Dubai has been praised by Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) for its role in providing intelligence to Zambian authorities to thwart ... Read more...

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1,000 held in Shanghai for using narcotics


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) This Chinese business hub is facing a significant surge in narcotics cases. Over 1,000 people have been arrested this year for using drugs - an increase ... Read more...

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Rave party busted in Mumbai


May 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Around 100 people were detained after police busted a major rave party in northwest Mumbai late Sunday. Drugs were also seized from the site."Around 58 men ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions against Chhota Shakeel, Tiger Memon (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The US has slapped sanctions on Chhota Shakeel and Ibrahim Tiger Memon, two top aides of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, the alleged mastermind of ... Read more...

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36 foreign drug peddlers held this year


May 8th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Thirty-six foreign nationals have been arrested and 1,166 kg of narcotics seized this year till March, Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullapally Ramachandran told ... Read more...

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Ghanaian arrested with cocaine in Goa


May 5th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) A Ghanaian national was arrested in Goa with cocaine worth Rs.2.1 million, police said Saturday.Anti-narcotics cell Superintendent of Police Vaman Tari said over 200 gram of ... Read more...

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Pakistani, Afghan, US envoys to meet for peace talks


April 25th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US diplomats will meet in Islamabad April 26-27 to review the peace process in Afghanistan, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Wednesday.Marc ... Read more...

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Gilani’s son, named in drug scam, returns from South Africa


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son has cut short his honeymoon and returned from South Africa after he was named as an accused in ... Read more...

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Drug scam: Pakistan faces medicine shortage


April 20th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan's pharmaceutical industry has been hit hard by a Rs.7 billion drug scam in which Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son has been named an ... Read more...

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Gilani’s son named in drug scam


April 19th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday directed his son Ali Musa Gilani to cut short his trip to South Africa after he was named ... Read more...

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Three Russian fencers held for drug dealing


April 5th, 2012 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian fencer who won bronze at an international event in London recently has been arrested along with two teammates from the national team on ... Read more...

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Gilani’s son in Rs.7 bn drug scam?


March 30th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A Rs.7 billion ($77 million) "drug quota allotment" scam allegedly involving Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani' son has surfaced in Pakistan, Geo News reported.A three-member ... Read more...

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NATO chief congratulates Putin on victory


March 9th, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has congratulated Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin on his return to office and said that he looks forward to continued ... Read more...

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12 Africans arrested in Thailand for drug racket


February 29th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 29 (IANS) Thai police, accompanied by US drug enforcement officers, Wednesday arrested 12 Africans on charges of drug dealing in Bangkok, a media report said.Crystal methamphetamine pills and ... Read more...

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UN chief urges Afghanistan to prioritise anti-drugs effort


February 17th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 17 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Afghan government to prioritise its efforts to eradicate illicit drugs in the war-torn country, warning "time is not ... 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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Woman drug trafficker jailed in UAE


January 29th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) A 29-year-old Namibian woman has been jailed for 10 years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after two kg of cocaine was found in her possession.The ... Read more...

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