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Woman caught by customs for smuggling gold in rectum at Delhi airport


A 53-year-old woman has been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle 900 grams gold into the country in her rectum, according to an official statement issued. She was intercepted on her arrival from Bangkok. “Her personal search resulted in recovery of two pieces of gold, crudely given a cylindrical shape, from her rectum, total weighing 900 grams, ... Read More »

Duterte orders customs intel officer Jimmy Guban arrested

SHABU SHIPMENT. Customs intelligence agent Jaime Guban, who was cited with contempt by Sen. Gordon in the previous senate inquiry. September 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines: President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the arrest of former customs intelligence officer Jimmy Guban for supposed involvement in smuggling shabu into the country. “Si Guban ipa-aresto ko (I’ll have Guban arrested). Sabi ko (I said), right after the session you arrest him,” said Duterte on Wednedsay, October 24, on the day the House held a hearing on the alleged ... Read More »

23 human traffickers arrested in Thailand crackdown


BANGKOK: Twenty-three human trafficking “agents” were arrested during a major operation conducted by the Thai police to prevent southern Thailand from becoming a transit destination for migrants trying to cross illegally into Malaysia. The operation, which began in May, also uncovered major trafficking routes used by the human trafficking syndicates to smuggle illegals from Myanmar to Thailand, with Malaysia as ... Read More »

South African held for drug smuggling in Indonesia


Kathlyn Dunn (28) was arrested at Lombok’s airport after arriving on a flight from Singapore on Thursday, provincial police detective chief Ricky Simon Paays told reporters. “X-ray screening at the airport found suspicious materials inside the suspect’s suitcase. Two packages containing methamphetamine were later found in the lining of her suitcase,” Paays said, adding that the offence could carry a ... Read More »

Tv Presenter Arrested In Breda For Drug Trafficking


Former TV presenter Frank Masmeijer, suspected of trafficking cocaine through the port of Antwerp, was arrested in a hotel in Breda on Tuesday. According to Masmeijers’ Dutch lawyer, Geert-Jan Knoops, Belgium recently issued an arrest warrant for his client in connection with the drug trafficking case, reports. “We will challenge the legality of this [arrest warrant] in the procedure ... Read More »

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Three Indians held for smuggling gold in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Three Indians were arrested today from Nepal’s Tribhuvan International airport here for smuggling around 500 grams of gold, worth Rs 2.77 million, the police said. Faijan Khan, Adil and Saiyad Mohammad arrived here this morning from Sharjah in an Air Arabia plane. They were arrested after they crossed the customs checking counter, they said, adding the three were hiding ... Read More »

Drug related arrests drop in Oman, as smugglers avoid Sultanate route: ROP


Muscat: Drug cartels and organised traffickers avoid Oman as a smuggling route, according to Royal Oman Police (ROP), thanks to the force’s efforts to keep the Sultanate safe. Fewer arrests occurred due to a drop in drug-related crimes in 2017, according to data exclusively shared with the Times of Oman. The number of drug crimes, those arrested and the quantities ... Read More »

Viktor Orban moves to ban gender studies courses at university in ‘dangerous precedent’ for Hungary


A proposal by the Hungarian government to ban gender studies at universities in the country has been criticised as a “dangerous precedent” for state interference. Hungary’s ministry for human capacities said the proposed ban, which would come into effect at the start of the 2019 academic year, had been introduced because employers showed no interest in graduates from the subject. ... Read More »

Authorities Break Up One Of Spain’s ‘Biggest’ Hashish Drug Smuggling Rings


SPANISH authorities have broken up one of the ‘biggest’ hashish drug smuggling rings in the Campo de Gibraltar. It is estimated the drug ring brought more than 10,000 kilograms of hashish from Morocco to Spain. 12 people have been arrested, while €190,000 in cash was seized along with a gun, ammunition, a bulletproof vest and ‘high-end vehicles’. It comes after ... Read More »

Another ex-justice minister questioned in Polish tax probe


The witness, Andrzej Czuma, was once justice minister and prosecutor-general in the government of Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister who is now a top European Union official, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported. The inquiry, led by Marcin Horała, an MP for Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, got under way after the lower ... Read More »

Finnish customs: Snus smuggling ring evaded €4.6m in taxes


Customs officials said that they suspect a group of eight people are behind an organised smuggling operation that illegally brought a total of 12,700 kilograms of snus, a powdered tobacco product, into Finland from Sweden between 2016 and 2018. Sales of the substance are banned in all EU countries except Sweden. Although commercial imports of snus are banned in Finland, ... Read More »

BlackRock Freezes €300 Million Mall Development Project in Athens


US investment company BlackRock has decided to freeze a plan to build a mall complex in western Athens after 11 years of battling Greek bureaucracy, because of the risky economic situation in Greece, Kathimerini news website reports. The company decided to postpone the “Academy Gardens” project for at least a few years. The 55,000-square meter shopping and entertainment complex was ... Read More »

Russia may ban imports of some Ukrainian goods, says PM


KALININGRAD: Moscow may ban the supply of a number of Ukrainian goods to Russia as part of its countersanctions against Kiev, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told reporters. “It concerns banning certain categories of goods that are produced in Ukraine for their delivery to Russia,” he said when answering a question about retaliatory measures Moscow is going to take in response ... Read More »

Airbus Wins Kuwait Airways Order for Its Flagging A330Neo Wide-Body Jet

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Airbus SE won a contract from Kuwait Airways for its A330-800 aircraft model, securing a vital deal for the struggling program at the expense of a reduced order for the jet’s bigger sibling. Kuwait Air agreed to buy eight A330neos while paring a commitment for the larger A350 from 10 planes to five, according to a statement Monday. The order ... Read More »

OFW remittances from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar fall


DUBAI: The repatriation of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from Middle East countries – where a major portion of remittances originate – contributed to a decline in money sent to the Philippines in August this year, government data said. “The countries that contributed to the decline in August 2018 are the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar,” the Bangko Sentral ... Read More »

Iraq to buy 90,000 tons of US Rice


Iraq has agreed to buy 90,000 metric tons of rice from the United States. US Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, said in a statement: “Iraq is buying three times more rice than we requested in our letter, so I’m thrilled that this resulted in such a successful sale. A purchase of this great ... Read More »

Murad, El Wakil examine ways to foster Jordanian-Egyptian economic ties


AMMAN: President of the Amman Chamber of Commerce Issa Murad and Chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce Ahmed El Wakil discussed means to strengthen Jordanian-Egyptian economic relations, according to a statement of the Amman Chamber of Commerce. During a meeting at the chamber’s headquarters, Murad and El Wakil stressed the importance of enhanced networking between the two ... Read More »

‘No chance of Italexit’: Italy is not leaving the EU or the euro, PM insists

(From L) Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies, Luigi Di Maio, Italy's Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte and Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini attend a press conference following a Cabinet meeting on the country's draft budget, prior to its submission deadline to the European Commission on October 15, 2018 at Palazzo Chigi in Rome. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

Italy will not leave the European Union or abandon the euro, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday amid a standoff with Brussels over the populist government’s big-spending budget. “Read my lips: for Italy there is no chance of Italexit, to get out of Europe or the eurozone,” Conte told journalists in Rome after the European Commission voiced serious concern ... Read More »

Six charged with smuggling 400 kilos of gold


Six men must appear before the Oslo District Court, accused of smuggling a total of 397 kilograms of gold into Norway. The gold is valued at approximately NOK 143 million. The accusation states that two of the six defendants together have imported or facilitated the import of 397 kilograms of gold into Norway. They did not report the gold to ... Read More »