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ANF recovers heroin from parcels booked for UK, Bahrain

KARACHI: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) raided the offices of various courier companies in Karachi and recovered heroin from parcels booked for UK and Bahrain. During the operation in Murtaza Chowrangi and Sohrab Goth, three accused were arrested and hashish was recovered. According to the ANF spokesperson, 1400 grams of heroin was recovered from two parcels booked for the UK. The drugs ... Read More »

Torkham Customs thwarts attempt to smuggle heroin worth Rs100m from Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: Collectorate of Customs team deployed at Customs Station Torkham foiled an attempt to to smuggle heroin from Afghanistan in a trailer loaded with sulphur. Sources told that Collector Muhammad Saleem received credible information about smuggling of narcotics from Afghanistan into Pakistan. He altered Customs team Torkham to enhance vigilance on suspected vehicles. The customs team intercepted a trailer which ... Read More »

ANF seizes 812kg heroin, arrests 25 suspected smugglers

RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) carried out raids against drug smugglers across the country and seized 812 kg of narcotics besides arresting 25 suspected smugglers, informed ANF spokesman. The worth of the seized drugs is Rs 1.6 billion in the international market, he added. ANF also impounded 10 vehicles being used by the smugglers for transporting drugs. According to him, ... Read More »

Scotland police arrest 14 during raid, heroin, cocaine seized

ABERDEENSHIRE: Fourteen people have been charged after heroin and cocaine were seized during police raids. Five women, aged between 26 and 41, and nine men aged between 16 and 53 were arrested following searches in the Fraserburgh and St Combs areas of Aberdeenshire. Heroin and cocaine valued at about £5,000, plus a low four-figure sum of cash, were seized. The ... Read More »

US customs seizes 5.45 pounds of heroin,14.65 pounds of Methamphetamine and 198 pounds of Marijuana

NEW YORK: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers and agriculture specialists working at the El Paso port of entry made five drug busts Wednesday. The enforcement activity netted 5.45 pounds of heroin in one case, 14.65 pounds of methamphetamine in a pair of seizures, and 198 pounds of marijuana in two additional enforcement actions. The estimated ... Read More »

Bulgaria Seizes 5.6 Kg Heroin at Border with Turkey

SOFIA: Bulgarian customs officials have seized 5.6 kilograms of heroin at Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint at the border with Turkey, the National Customs Agency said on Tuesday. The narcotic was discovered in a German-registered Mercedes passenger car crossing Bulgaria en route from Turkey to Germany. Following an X-ray inspection of the vehicle, the customs officers discovered the heroin stashed in four ... Read More »

UK customs seizes heroin worth £2.5m in smuggling crackdown

LONDON: Heroin worth £2.5 million and more than £500,000 in cash have been seized in a week-long terrorism and organised crime clampdown at British ports and airports. Eleven people have so far been arrested for drugs and money laundering offences during the operation, which also saw officials seize tens of thousands of litres of beer and wine being illegally smuggled ... Read More »

US customs seizes $105k worth of Heroin

NEW YORK: US Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 19-year-old Tucson man for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly seven-point-five pounds of heroin through the Port of San Luis. Officers referred Ivan Guillermo Medrano for a secondary inspection when he approached the pedestrian crossing. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in a false compartment in ... Read More »

Nogales CBP customs officers seize heroin worth $107,000

NEW YORK: Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Sahuarita, Arizona man during a failed smuggling attempt at the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Mariposa crossing arrested Francisco Javier Del Cid-Calderon, 23, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the Ford Mustang he was driving on May 5. During a secondary inspection, officers located nearly eight pounds of heroin, ... Read More »

Germany police seize record haul of heroin worth $63m

BERLIN: The German police announced that they had seized a record haul of heroin, estimated to be worth $63 million on the street and had arrested two brothers from Syria, one of whom is a German citizen. A third man, a Dutch citizen, was arrested in Belgium. The police in the northwestern city of Essen found the heroin — 330 ... Read More »

Kuwait DCGD seizes 100g heroin, 50g ice drugs; clutch two Nepalese

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait Drug Control General Department officers arrested two Nepalese men with 100 grams of heroin, 50 grams of ICE drugs, and a scale use in selling drugs. The arrest was made in one of the suspect’s house. Both were sent to concerned authorities for further action.   Read More »

Kuwait authorities seize illicit heroin, 50g of shabu, 650 narcotic pills

KUWAIT CITY: A Bangladeshi man working as a cook in the house of a Kuwaiti citizen was arrested in possession of a quarter kg of heroin, 50 grams of shabu, and 650 narcotic pills. Apparently, the Office of the Interior Minister was notified about the activities of a person working as a cook who also peddled in drugs. Acting on ... Read More »

Kuwait authorities seize illicit heroin, 50g of shabu, 650 narcotic pills

KUWAIT CITY: A Bangladeshi man working as a cook in the house of a Kuwaiti citizen was arrested in possession of a quarter kg of heroin, 50 grams of shabu, and 650 narcotic pills. Apparently, the Office of the Interior Minister was notified about the activities of a person working as a cook who also peddled in drugs. Acting on ... Read More »

Germany police seize 330kg heroin worth $63 million hidden in shipment from Iran

BERLIN: German Federal Criminal Police Office authorities in Berlin said they have seized 330 kilograms (728 pounds) of heroin worth an estimated 50 million euros ($63 million) that smuggled to Europe hidden in a shipment of cucumbers and garlic from Iran. Two brothers in Germany and a Dutchman who lived in Belgium were arrested in September in connection with the ... Read More »

Judge Irum Niazi sentences heroin smuggler to two years imprisonment, fine

ISLAMABAD: Special District and Sessions Judge CNS Irum Niazi has sentenced Ismael Muhammad s/o Sikander Khan, to two years imprisonment and a fine off Rs 200,000 in heroin smuggling case. The convict is a resident of Nawshera and an FIR Number 37/14 was registered against him. In case of non-payment of fine the accused will have to serve another eight ... Read More »

ANF seizes heroin worth Rs 15m, arrests two drug smugglers

LAHORE: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) claimed to have arrested two accused at the Allama Iqbal International Airport for attempting to smuggle a huge quantity of heroin to Uganda. According to an ANF official, accused Muhammad Islam and Nazim Ali were checked at the airport by ANF officials. During checking of their luggage, ANF found 1.5kg heroin hidden in boxes of betel nut (chalia). ... Read More »

Taiwan authorities sentence death penalty to Belgian in 1.3kg heroin smuggling

TAIPEI: A Belgian man convicted of smuggling drugs into Taiwan was sentenced by the Taipei District Court to life imprisonment. Gunther van Eester was found guilty of entering Taiwan in November with 1.3 kilograms of heroin hidden in a compartment in his suitcase. The Belgian, who was jobless and homeless in Thailand, had been flagged by Taiwanese investigators after he ... Read More »

Police arrests two drug pushers, seizes 2.19Kg heroin worth Rs1.6m

FAISALABAD: Police claimed to have seized heroin and arrested two drug traffickers from different parts of the city during past 12 hours. On a tip, Police conducted raids and arrested drug pushers Muhammad Bilal and Muhammad Ramzan from Mureedwala and Rodala Road and recovered 2.19 kilograms heroin worth Rs 1.6 million from their possession. Further investigation is underway. Read More »

Kuwait charges a driver 10 year in prison for smuggling 2.1kg heroin

KUWAIT CITY: A driver in Kuwait who used to promote diazepam and heroin, has been charged 10 years imprisonment by Court with heavy fine of DH 50, 000. Drug enforcement officers arrested the 25-year-old driver, during a sting operation shortly after he talked an informant into smuggling the banned substances to Kuwait for DH 12,000 per kilogram. The Dubai Court ... Read More »

US customs seizes worth $226,000 Heroin, Marijuana at Douglas Port

TUCSON: US Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested two men during separate smuggling attempts involving $226,000 worth of marijuana and heroin.CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located packages of heroin within the backpack of a border crosser Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Jan. 21 for attempting to smuggle two packages of heroin through ... Read More »