IRAQ

Iraqi smuggler caught with 40 kgs hashish; 400,000 captagon tablets

http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/424669/Iraqi-smuggler-caught-with-40-kgs-hashish-400,000-captagon-tablets

The border guards searched his four-wheel car and seized about 40 kilograms of hashish and 400,000 captagon tablets which were concealed in different parts of the vehicle.

The suspected smuggler was referred, along with the drug haul, to competent authorities to be charge, said land customs director Mishan Al-Saidi.

PAKISTAN

31kg hashish seized in Hangu

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/378647-31kg-hashish-seized-in-hangu

HANGU: The police claimed to have seized 31kg hashish and arrested two members of an inter-provincial gang during checking in the limits of Saddar Police Station on Monday.

District Police Officer Pir Shahab Ali Shah told reporters that following a tip-off about the possible smuggling attempt, the police barricaded Anarchina road and stopped a land-cruiser.

The officials thoroughly checked a vehicle and recovered 31kg hashish from its secret cavities.

The police arrested two alleged smugglers identified as Hanif Gul and Samand Ali, belonging to Khyber and Orakzai tribal districts, and registered a case.

SRI LANKA

‘Hashish’ seized from aban­doned lorry

https://www.pressreader.com/sri-lanka/daily-mirror-sri-lanka/20181006/281973198600813

The sus­pects had left the lorry by the road­side and fled when a group of men gave chase

A group of young men who gave chase and ob­structed a lorry trans­port­ing a stock of Hashish, handed it over to the Kilinochchi Po­lice.

They said the speed­ing lorry aroused their sus­pi­cion and when they gave chase the in­di­vid­u­als in the lorry threw away sev­eral parcels and sped away. They had sub­se­quently left the lorry by the road side and fled.

They said the speed­ing lorry aroused their sus­pi­cion and when they gave chase the in­di­vid­u­als in the lorry threw away sev­eral parcels and sped away. They had sub­se­quently left the lorry by the road side and fled.

Po­lice said they seized the lorry and checked the parcels, they had found six ki­los of Hashish in them and they ini­ti­ated in­ves­ti­ga­tions to ar­rest the ab­scond­ing sus­pects.

Po­lice said they seized the lorry and checked the parcels, they had found six ki­los of Hashish in them and they ini­ti­ated in­ves­ti­ga­tions to ar­rest the ab­scond­ing sus­pects.

The speed­ing lorry aroused their sus­pi­cion and when they gave chase the in­di­vid­u­als in the lorry threw away sev­eral parcels and sped away

 

UAE

Man smuggles 20kg drugs in UAE, nabbed by undercover agent

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/crime/man-smuggles-20kg-drugs-in-/uae-nabbed-by-undercover-agent

A man went on trial accused of smuggling 20kg of drugs into the UAE and selling it in the country.

The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance heard that the Emirati man was arrested a few months ago as he tried to sell the drugs to a police undercover agent.

Police received information that the man had smuggled a large amount of hashish and psychotropic substances into the country with the help of another person.

USA

Utah traffic stop results in discovery of marijuana, THC, hashish, vape pens

https://kutv.com/news/local/marijuana-10-11-2018

A man was arrested for allegedly driving through Utah with thousands of cartridges of THC, cigars with hashish and approximately 200 pounds of marijuana, among with other items.

The 50-year-old James Martin Burns, of Providence, Rhode Island, was heading through Utah when he was pulled over by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 80. He was originally pulled over for an equipment violation in Summit County, according to court documents. During the subsequent search of his vehicle, the officer became suspicious of possible drugs.

So far Burns is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. That charge carries a possible 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.

During the stop, Burns reportedly told the trooper the van was borrowed and he was helping a friend move his belonging to Rhode Island. While waiting for a records check, the trooper deployed a K9 officer to sniff the vehicle and returned a positive identification from the exterior of the van. Inside he discovered “numerous” cardboard boxes wrapped in plastic and four large metal toolboxes with padlocks.

The officer obtained a warrant to search the vehicle.

Documents state that one of the cardboard boxes contained e-cigarette cartridges with labels indicating 80 to 85 percent THC oil. The van was then towed to a UHP office for a more complete search where State Bureau of Investigation found:

  • 7,000 vape pen cartridges containing suspected THC oil
  • Approximately 800 cigars containing hashish
  • Approximately 1,400 vape pens containing suspected TCH
  • Approximately 400 jars containing suspected marijuana concentrates
  • Approximately 100 pre-rolled cigarettes containing suspected marijuana
  • 204 packages, each about one pound, with green material that field tested positive for marijuana

It was anticipated Burns would appear before Judge Paul M. Warner Thursday.