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Canada: Hamilton police seize taser, drugs, cash and cellphones

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HAMILTON: Two Hamilton men are facing drug charges after police found a “suspicious vehicle” with marijuana parked on Mohawk Road West. Police were called to the area of 750 Mohawk Rd. W. around 10:30 p.m. Friday after a witness described seeing people constantly approaching the vehicle. Police found two men sitting in the car and allegedly smelled “freshly burning marijuana,” ... Read More »

England police seize $100K in cash, drugs, 1 arrested

England police seize $100K in cash, drugs, 1 arrested

MANCHESTER: Drugs and cash worth nearly $100,000 were seized from the home of a Dominican Republic man by state police working with the FBI’s Gang Task Force, police said. Authorities arrested Valentin Delo Soto Perez, 47, of Bani, Dominican Republic. The man became the target of an investigation after he obtained a New Hampshire driver’s license using stolen identification, according ... Read More »

Drugs, weapons seizes in ship at port in Kenya

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MOMBASA: Detectives have discovered weapons and narcotics hidden aboard a cargo vessel in Mombasa where it has been held since a anti-drugs commando raid three days ago. Details of the contraband, the nature and quantity, were not disclosed and the search was continuing yesterday. It began Friday morning. By Sunday afternoon, 80 percent of the vessel had been searched. Drugs and ... Read More »

California BP agents seize 7 tons of marijuana, drugs

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SAN DIEGO: Border Patrol agents have seized more than seven tons of marijuana and other drugs hidden in trucks and cars stopped at Southern California stations. Authorities say the largest haul — 13,656 pounds of marijuana — was discovered last Friday in a truck crossing into the U.S. from Mexico at the Otay Mesa cargo port in San Diego. Authorities ... Read More »

Ireland authorities seize drugs worth £60,000

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LISBURN: Up to £60,000 worth of cannabis along with quantities of class A, C and prescription drugs have been seized at a house in Lisburn. The drugs haul was made at an address in the Linen Green area of the city. A significant amount of cash was also recovered during the search. The property was searched after a vehicle linked ... Read More »

Nogales customs seize $261,000 drugs at Port

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NEW YORK: Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man and a Phoenix woman for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than $261,000 in methamphetamine and cocaine during separate incidents at the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Isidro Valazquez-Valenzuela, 22, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the Mazda SUV he ... Read More »

52-year-old Vancouver man gets 7-year sentence for smuggling drugs into US

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NEW YORK: A 52-year-old Vancouver man who smuggled ecstasy and cocaine across the Canada-U. S. border for years was handed a seven-year sentence in a Seattle courtroom Tuesday. Philip Cote will also be on supervised release for four years after he serves his sentence, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik said. Cote pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to distribute ... Read More »

Over 1m Fake drugs intercepted by Swiss customs

BERN: Customs officials have seized more than one million counterfeit anti-anxiety tablets at the Zurich airport, stopping the shipment while it was in transit between China and Egypt. The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, Swissmedic, said Friday the tablets were counterfeits of the Xanax compound made by Pfizer. They were found in four crates that weighed over 400 kilogrammes. Swissmedic ... Read More »

Germany customs seizes record haul of synthetic drugs from a truck

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BERLIN: German customs officials said they had seized a record haul of synthetic drugs from a truck trying to cross the border. An estimated €2 million worth – 129 kilograms – of amphetamines was found during a random search of a Spanish truck in western Germany on the border with Luxembourg. The unnamed 55-year-old driver was arrested. The illegal substance ... Read More »

UK seizes 3 tons of cocaine worth $770m on Tanzanian-registered tug boat

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LONDON: A cocaine seizure off Britain’s coast last week yielded what is thought to be the country’s biggest-ever haul of hard drugs, potentially worth three-quarters of a billion dollars, authorities said. More than three tons of cocaine were found on board a Tanzanian-registered tug boat that was intercepted by the Royal Navy last week and taken to be searched in ... Read More »

Belgium, Netherlands plan joint purchase of rare disease drugs

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BRUSSELS: Belgium and the Netherlands will jointly negotiate the purchase of remedies for rare diseases with pharmaceutical groups, the Belgian health ministry said. The joint negotiations will focus on diseases which affect fewer than five in 100,000 people, so-called orphan diseases, for which treatments are often very expensive due to the limited market. Today, each country negotiates separately with pharmaceutical ... Read More »

Netherlands customs seizes £8m drugs at port of Tyne

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AMSTERDAM: A drugs haul with an estimated street value of £8m was seized after a swoop by Border officers at the Port of Tyne. About 1.3 tonnes of cannabis resin was found during a search of a lorry arriving at the North Shields port from Amsterdam on February 7. After intercepting the lorry, which had arrived on a sailing from ... Read More »

Kuwait police seize 40 envelopes of chemical drugs, shabu

KUWAIT CITY: Criminal detectives arrested an American and a Syrian with 40 envelopes of ‘chemical’ drugs (a variation of hashish), as well as shabu, hashish, and colored plastic envelopes to sell drugs. Information was received about the American man selling drugs, and following legal procedures, an undercover agent was sent to him. He was arrested with 24 large envelopes of ... Read More »

Kuwait police seize 40 envelopes of chemical drugs, shabu

KUWAIT CITY: Criminal detectives arrested an American and a Syrian with 40 envelopes of ‘chemical’ drugs (a variation of hashish), as well as shabu, hashish, and colored plastic envelopes to sell drugs. Information was received about the American man selling drugs, and following legal procedures, an undercover agent was sent to him. He was arrested with 24 large envelopes of ... Read More »

ANF recovers 55 kg drugs, arrests five drug traffickers

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ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 55 kg charas and heroin-filled capsules, by arresting five drug traffickers including two Nigerian nationals. ANF conducted operations in various cities including Islamabad, Mianwali and Quetta. The value of recovered drugs approximately amounts to Rs. 135.3 million in international market, said a press release. According to details, ANF Rawalpindi Airport team during routine ... Read More »

South China police seize 1,000kg illicit drugs

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SHANGHAI: Chinese police in the southern province of Guangdong have seized more than 1,000 kilograms of drugs from a chicken farm and arrested 17 suspects, the police said here the other day. The haul included 500 kg of ketamine and 600 kg of raw materials concealed in boxes in a remote village in Enping City. Police began to track the ... Read More »

South China police seize 1,000kg illicit drugs

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SHANGHAI: Chinese police in the southern province of Guangdong have seized more than 1,000 kilograms of drugs from a chicken farm and arrested 17 suspects, the police said here the other day. The haul included 500 kg of ketamine and 600 kg of raw materials concealed in boxes in a remote village in Enping City. Police began to track the ... Read More »

New Zealand police nab Canadian teenager for drugs smuggling

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WELLINGTON: A Canadian teenager arrested for nine years for importing illegal drugs worth almost 2 million NZ dollars (1.52 million U.S. dollars) into New Zealand. He had also arrested last year. Customs officers arrested her in August last year after they intercepted a package sent to her from Canada of four containers of muscle-building supplements, which had drugs hidden inside. ... Read More »

Kuwait Police seize illicit hashish, shabu; clutch two culprits

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KUWAIT CITY: a Kuwaiti man and a female compatriot were arrested in Jabriya for the possession of an undisclosed quantity of shabu and hashish, sources said here the other day. While patrolling the area, securitymen noticed the erratic movement of a vehicle. They signaled for the driver to pull over for routine inspection which resulted in the discovery of the ... Read More »

Netherlands customs seizes 105kg drugs in Rotterdam

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AMSTERDAM: Police confiscated 105 kilograms of narcotics during a search of a house in Rotterdam. A tersely worded press release from the police spokesman said the house at Spanjaardstraat was raided after a tip that there were drugs inside. There was no one present when officers arrived. With the help of a drug sniffing dog the narcotics that were wrapped ... Read More »