Gulf Times - cocaine
Philippine police urge residents to watch out for floating cocaine

Philippine police urge residents to watch out for floating cocaine

Philippine police on Sunday urged fishermen and residents of coastal communities to be on the lookout for bricks of cocaine being thrown near their shores as a way to smuggle the illegal drug into the country.

Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine

Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine

Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal's Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday.

Suriname police make record drug bust

Suriname police make record drug bust

Suriname police have made the biggest drug seizure in the tiny South American country's history, authorities said on Wednesday after more than 2,000 kilograms of cocaine were reportedly found.

Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

Spanish police said Thursday they had seized over six tonnes of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas and arrested 16 suspects, some of them wanted in the Netherlands.

Helicopter drugs gang jailed in Britain

Helicopter drugs gang jailed in Britain

Two members of a drug smuggling gang who used a helicopter to fly millions of pounds of cocaine into Britain were handed lengthy prison sentences on Monday.

Philippine fishermen turn in 3 million dollars' worth of cocaine

Philippine fishermen turn in 3 million dollars' worth of cocaine

Philippine fishermen found more than 3 million dollars' worth of cocaine in a plastic container that they recovered while fishing, police said on Tuesday.

Drugs displayed as Kenya's $6m cocaine trial gets underway

Drugs displayed as Kenya's $6m cocaine trial gets underway

Cocaine dusted the vinyl flooring of the drab third-storey conference room at Nairobi's CID headquarters as Kenya's top narcotics cop sliced open another kilogramme slab of the drugs.

Bid to smuggle cocaine: Transit passenger jailed

Bid to smuggle cocaine: Transit passenger jailed

A Doha Criminal Court has sentenced a transit passenger to five years in jail and imposed a fine of QR200,000 on him for attempting to smuggle 133 capsules of cocaine.