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        NIMASA, NDLEA Close Ranks Against Illicit Drugs

        The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the execution of their respective mandates in..

        Drug smuggling: customs seizes N1.4bn tramadol at Seme

        The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Area Command, said it has intercepted some items suspected to be tramadol capsules concealed in adult diapers in a container.

        U.S. Navy Seizes Giant Weapons Cache From Smugglers in Arabian Sea

        American forces seized a giant cache of weapons from a fishing vessel in the Arabian Sea. U.S. intelligence sources believe that it likely originated in Iran and was intended for use by rebel forces..

        How Yachts Contribute to Trans-Atlantic Cocaine Trade

        A yacht, found off the coast of Portugal with the country's largest-ever haul of cocaine, illustrates how these smaller, private vessels have become a favoured modus operandi to move cocaine between..

        Portugal seizes cocaine worth $232m on board yacht in Atlantic Ocean

        Portuguese and Spanish authorities have seized 5.2 tons of cocaine from a sailboat on the high seas and arrested three suspects, in Portugal’s largest drug bust in 15 years and a world-record haul..

        South Africa Raises Profile as Cocaine Trafficking Hub

        South Africa has made a rapid succession of large cocaine seizures in recent months, illuminating how the country and region now play a significant role as transit points for Latin American cocaine.

        Cargo Ships Act as Trans-Atlantic Drug Carriers

        Police in Brazil have broken up a smuggling ring that had a curious modus operandi. For years, its divers strapped cocaine to the hulls of cargo ships departing for Europe, an increasingly popular..

        Counter narcotics: 350 kilos of cocaine seized in Port of Piraeus

        Total gross weight of 351 kilos and 725 grams of cocaine has been seized in the Port of Piraeus after a wide inspection of the Hellenic Police, Greece's police service.

        Task force to tackle piracy and wildlife trafficking in the Sulu and Celebes Seas

        A new task force focused on taking down piracy, abductions and marine wildlife trafficking is set to be launched in the sub- region between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

        Lebanon’s drug Smuggling trade booms

          Lebanese security forces say they have launched dozens of operations in recent months in search of laboratories manufacturing Captagon pills, while closely monitoring coastal and land borders with..