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India to fix minimum import price for steel products soon

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NEW DELHI: The government is soon expected to fix a minimum import price (MIP) for steel products to protect the domestic industry from cheap inbound shipments. The ministries of Commerce and Steel, which are discussing the matter, have proposed a floor price for over 30 products below which imports into the country would not be allowed, sources said. “Both the ... Read More »

TAR to start regular flights to San Antonio in spring

TAR to start regular flights to San Antonio

MEXICO CITY: Querétaro-based TAR Aerolíneas will begin offering regular non-stop service between Querétaro and San Antonio, Texas, in March or April, said the airline’s general manager yesterday. Rodrigo Vázquez Colmenares told a press conference that the service will probably consist of three flights a week with a fare of about US $150. Frequency could increase depending on demand, he said. ... Read More »

Coast Guard seize $5m in drugs, 2 arrested

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TRINIDAD: For the second time in a week, the Coast Guard have assisted police in catching drug traffickers, this time seizing close to $5 million in marijuana and cocaine in the Gulf of Paria. Two suspects from Carenage were handed over to the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB), along with the drugs and two illegal pistols. According to ... Read More »

UK: Police seize £10 million of cocaine in Bracknell

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BRACKNELL: Fifty kilos of cocaine thought to have a street value of up to £10 million have been seized by Thames Valley Police in Bracknell. Joshua Anderson, 32, of Kempston, Bedford was charged with one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs on Tuesday, December 9. He was arrested on Monday, December 8 when a search was ... Read More »

UK authorities seize fake, illicit tobacco from lock-ups

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EREWASH: Two million counterfeit cigarettes and 31,000 Viagra-type tablets are among items seized by trading standards officers in a £1m haul. Derbyshire County Council said the seizure was among the largest in the UK. Sniffer dogs were used to inspect six units on a self-storage site in South Derbyshire last week and found the Viagra-type tablets worth £155,000, 60 items ... Read More »

UK: Royal Navy seize £1m cannabis haul

Royal Navy seize £1m cannabis haul

LONDON: A Royal Navy warship has seized cannabis worth £1 million after the drug packages were dumped by smugglers in the Mediterranean. HMS St Albans, a Type 23 frigate based at Portsmouth, was carrying out a routine security patrol when it discovered the traffickers travelling in a small boat. A Royal Navy spokesman said: “HMS St Albans spotted a small ... Read More »

Ireland authorities arrest 3 men for smuggling heroin worth €600K

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DUBLIN: Three men have been arrested after heroin worth €600,000 was seized in Dublin. The men, aged 22, 34, and 40 were arrested after gardaí stopped and searched two cars at Newlands Cross at around 7.30pm. The men are being questioned at Clondalkin Garda Station. The operation was part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the Kildare region ... Read More »

Man arrested for smuggling cocaine-filled Christmas decorations

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BOSTON: Bail has been set at $250,000 for a Randolph man accused of trying to smuggle more than 200 grams of cocaine into Boston using a pair of Christmas decorations, The Patriot Ledger reported. Prosecutors say Nonso Obiora, 28, was arrested on trafficking charges Tuesday after he went to a Dorchester home to pick up a package that had been ... Read More »

2 Russian men sentenced in Japan over drug smuggling case

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TOKYO: Japan’s Sapporo district court sentenced two Russian citizens to 12 and 11.6 years in prison for smuggling 30 kg of drugs into the country, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday. Sergei Titov, 26, and Roman Andrushenko, 31, were also ordered to pay $41,000 in fines. The Russian citizens were arrested in January on Hokkaido Island, along with a ... Read More »

India police seize illicit liquor worth Rs 70 lakh

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AGRA: The Kasganj district police seized a big haul of illicit Indian made foreign liquor and country liquor consignment worth Rs 70 lakh which was being brought from Haryana to be distributed in villages across Etah & Kasganj. In a raid conducted by police on intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, one truck was seized ferrying more than 1100 cartons ... Read More »

US customs seizes approximately $284k in hard drugs

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TUCSON: Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men Tuesday (Dec. 8) allegedly involved in separate smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales involving nearly 53 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Francisco Nevares-Huerta, 73, a Mexican national and legal permanent-resident of Nogales, Arizona, for further inspection of his Nissan sedan. After a ... Read More »

US customs officers testing biometric scans at Otay Mesa crossing

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NEW YORK: Some foreign nationals entering the United States via the Otay Mesa pedestrian crossing will undergo biometric identification scans as Customs and Border Protection officers begin testing new technology kiosks Thursday CBP officials plan to use biometric data garnered from temporary kiosks that capture an incoming traveler’s facial photograph and iris image to better match entry and exit records ... Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert contributes to community investment fund

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PRINCE RUPERT: The Port of Prince Rupert is strengthening the foundations of early learning in the community with its latest Community Investment Fund contribution. With a $9,000 contribution from the Fund, the Prince Rupert Growing Space Society was able to replace its supply of play mats. The centre’s floors, well-worn due to the centre’s popularity, require an extra layer of ... Read More »

Canada’s red meat sector hails WTO arbitration ruling

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CALGARY: The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) said it has welcomed a long awaited decision by a World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) Arbitration panel with great satisfaction. The arbitrators have determined that Canadian livestock producers have suffered annual damages in the amount of $1.055 billion CAD. U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) has been in effect since ... Read More »

US steel surges 30% in 3 days as metal rout cuts imports

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NEW YORK: Steel prices in the U.S. have dropped so much that imports are finally declining, providing some relief for shares of downtrodden U.S. Steel (X +12.8%) and others in a year that has been one of the worst in decades. While steel prices have plunged 41% Y/Y, mill capacity utilization rose 2.8 percentage points last week in the first ... Read More »

Canada: CP, TCRC reach arbitrated agreement

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CALGARY: Canadian Pacific said it has applauded the arbitration decision and agreement between CP and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), the union representing CP’s Canadian conductors and locomotive engineers. “I’d like to thank the Honourable George W. Adams for his hard work in arbitrating this agreement and recognize the dedication and tireless hours of our labour relations team,” said ... Read More »

Mexico seeks to double food exports to China in 2016

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MEXICO: Mexico is seeking to double its food exports to China next year, the government announced Monday. The Latin American country is expected to export $290 million worth of food products to China in 2016, an increase of around $150 million compared with that of this year, according to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food (Sagarpa). ... Read More »

Thai shrimp exports to US jump 27% in October

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BANGKOK: As overall imports of shrimp to the US decreased in October, Thailand upped its volumes. Thailand’s exports to the US in October surged 26.8% year-on-year to 8,613 metric tons, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service, showing strong signs of continued recovery from early mortality syndrome (EMS) which dealt a significant blow to its shrimp industry. Thailand’s increased exports ... Read More »

Roselle Chamber Invites Community to Dinner Ball, Awards

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NEW YORK: The Roselle Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend the second annual Dinner Ball and Community Service Awards. The event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Park Restaurant, 2401 Wood Ave. in Roselle. Awards will be given for the Humanitarian, Best Teacher, Best Business, Police Officer and Fighter of the year. Read More »

Ukraine wheat bran exports decreased in October

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KIEV: Ukraine has exported 39 KMT of wheat bran in October 2015, which is 25% less than in October 2014 (52 KMT). The main importer of Ukrainian bran Turkey has reduced purchases by 35% in October of the current season compared to the same period of 2014/15 MY. Egypt also continues to increase wheat bran imports from Ukraine having purchased ... Read More »