Colombian navy seizes tonne of cocaine

September 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombian naval units found nearly a tonne of cocaine on a high-speed boat travelling in Caribbean waters near San Andres Island, the military said Tuesday.The four ... Read more...

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Human excrement found in cigarettes in Britain

September 10th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Human excrement, asbestos, mould and dead flies have been found in cigarettes being smoked regularly in Britain, the Daily Mail reported.Investigators working for the tobacco industry ... Read more...

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58 dead after boat sinks in Turkey

September 7th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 6 (IANS) At least 58 illegal immigrants, including nine children, trying to enter Europe, drowned Thursday when their boat sank off western Turkey, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

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Drugs worth Rs.1.8 crore seized

August 27th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 27 (IANS) In one of biggest seizures in the northeast, customs sleuths seized drugs worth over Rs.1.8 crore and arrested two smugglers, an official said Monday."Acting on a ... Read more...

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Pakistani firing seeks to push terrorists into Kashmir

August 23rd, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 23 (IANS) The sudden spurt in firing by Pakistani border guards along the Jammu and Kashmir border is aimed at pushing militants as well as narcotics smugglers into ... Read more...

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Sharp hike in heroin smuggling across Punjab border

August 21st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 21 (IANS) Smuggling of heroin along the international India-Pakistan fenced border in Punjab has almost tripled over the last year if seizures made by the Border Security ... Read more...

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Chinese man raises 6,000 crocodiles

July 10th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) A farmer and entrepreneur in China has built the largest private crocodile farm in the country that raises around 6,100 crocodiles.Yao Shaojun, from Funing city in ... Read more...

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3,600 crocodiles rescued in China

July 7th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) Around 3,600 smuggled Siamese crocodiles have been saved by police from being served as exotic dishes in China's Guangxi Zhuang region, Xinhua reported Saturday.Veterinarians provided medical ... Read more...

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Three smugglers held with drugs, fake currency in Amritsar

July 4th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, July 3 (IANS) Nearly 11 kg of heroin, fake currency with a face value of Rs.5 lakh and arms were recovered from three smugglers arrested by police from the ... Read more...

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Kenya seizes Nigeria-bound 600 kg illegal ivory

June 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 23 (IANS) Kenyan authorities have intercepted a Nigeria-bound cargo carrying illegal ivory weighing over 600 kg.The illegal raw ivory was seized at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by ... Read more...

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Four gun-runners held in Jalandhar, weapons seized

May 25th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, May 25 (IANS) At least four smugglers have been arrested by the Jalandhar rural police, who Friday claimed to have busted a inter-state gang of gun-runners.Jalandhar Police (Rural) chief ... Read more...

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BSF seizes 12 kg of heroin on Punjab border

April 24th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, April 24 (IANS) Alert troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) have seized a consignment of 12 kg of heroin from the Amritsar sector of the international border between ... Read more...

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Syria says it won’t go the Libya way

April 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Amid mounting international pressure, Syria Sunday asserted that it will not allow itself to be invaded like Libya and rubbished the opposition as a rag-tag collection ... Read more...

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Goa plans mechanism to deter petrol smugglers

April 9th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Goa will soon start monitoring petrol pumps located on its borders to deter "petrol smugglers" from spiriting away hundreds of litres of cheap petrol, Chief ... Read more...

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BSF kills three smugglers on Indo-Pak border in Punjab

March 29th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 29 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers killed three smugglers, including two from Pakistan, and recovered nearly 10 kg of heroin Thursday morning, a senior BSF official said ... Read more...

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Hamas foiling Gaza power crisis solution: Palestinian PM

March 26th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, March 25 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Sunday accused Hamas of foiling an attempt to resume fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip.Fayyad said in a statement that he ... Read more...

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Nicaragua seizes over two tonnes of cocaine

March 6th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Managua, March 6 (IANS/EFE) Nicaraguan naval units seized more than two tonnes of cocaine in an operation on the country's southern Caribbean coast, the military said Monday.The drugs were confiscated ... Read more...

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Trio throws heroin packets into India, flees: BSF

February 24th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 24 (IANS) Three smugglers sneaked into Indian territory in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district from Pakistan and fled after throwing six kg of heroin early Friday, a Border Security Force ... Read more...

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Award-winning US reporter dies

February 18th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Anthony Shadid, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for The New York Times, died of an apparent asthma attack while covering the uprising in Syria, The ... Read more...

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Smuggled liquor seized in Ghaziabad

February 9th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 9 (IANS) A large stock of liquor, intended to be used to woo voters in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, was seized in Ghaziabad and two people were held, police ... Read more...

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BSF trooper dies three days after Bangladeshis’ attack

February 7th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) head constable, injured in an attack by a gang of Bangladeshi cattle smugglers at a border outpost in West Bengal's North ... Read more...

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BSF recovers 23 kg heroin from Punjab border

February 4th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) In a major haul, the Border Security Force (BSF) Saturday recovered 23 kg of heroin from two different places along the India-Pakistan international border, BSF officials ... Read more...

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Court to monitor probe against 33 cops (Lead)

February 1st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Criticising Delhi Police for shielding their erring officials, the Delhi High Court Wednesday decided to monitor a probe against 33 policemen identified for allegedly taking ... Read more...

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Iranian border guards shot dead six Pakistanis

January 27th, 2012 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Iranian border guards have shot dead six Pakistani nationals after believing them as smugglers.The incident took place near the Zaran border Thursday. It was not immediately ... Read more...

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BSF finds 18 kg of heroin near border in Rajasthan

January 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Monday recovered 18 kilograms of heroin, worth Rs. 800 million in the international market, near the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar ... Read more...

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Pakistan frees detained Iranian guards

January 16th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan has freed three Iranian border guards detained earlier this month for shooting dead a Pakistani man and injuring his brother after illegally entering that country, ... Read more...

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Rhino poaching surge in South Africa

January 13th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 13 (IANS) Despite increased law enforcement efforts, rhino poaching accelerated in South Africa last year, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said Thursday.The country lost 448 rhinos ... Read more...

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Thai navy rescues 800 dogs from smugglers

January 12th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Jan 12 (IANS) Thai navy officials Thursday rescued over 800 dogs when they were about to be smuggled via the Mekong river to neighbouring Laos.A Mekong river patrol unit ... Read more...

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Turkish air raid kills over 20 at Iraq border

December 29th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 20 alleged diesel smugglers were killed in an overnight air raid by the Turkish Air Force on a predominantly Kurdish-populated area at the Turkish ... Read more...

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Thousands of missing Libyan missiles threat to London Olympics

December 19th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Thousands of missing missiles that have fallen into the hands of terrorists after the fall of the Muammar Gadaffi regime in Libya now poses a threat ... Read more...

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63,000 narcotic tablets seized in Bangladesh

December 14th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 14 (IANS) Around 63,000 narcotic tablets that were being smuggled from Myanmar were seized Wednesday in the port city of Cox's Bazar by the Bangladesh Coast Guard.The yaba ... Read more...

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Six firearms smugglers arrested after gunfight

December 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) Six people, including a woman, working for a Bihar-based illegal firearms racket were arrested following a shootout in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district, police said Friday.The smugglers, ... Read more...

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10 tonnes of hashish seized in Karachi

November 16th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) More than 10 tonnes of hashish worth Rs.500 million have been seized by anti-narcotics officials in Karachi, a media report said Wednesday.The Anti-Narcotics Force said it ... Read more...

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400 kg hashish seized in Afghanistan

November 6th, 2011 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 400 kg of hashish has been seized in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand by the interior ministry, police said.Smugglers made an armed resistance ... Read more...

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27 kg heroin seized near India-Pakistan border

October 6th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar/New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 27 kg heroin, valued at Rs.135 crore in the international market, near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab Thursday. Facing fire ... Read more...

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