Armed sailors from a Bahrain-based maritime task force have raided a dhow smuggling narcotics worth $248 million off the coast of Somalia.
Navy forces were tracking the vessel, which was sailing from the Arabian Sea to the Horn of
Indian gold smugglers are adopting the methods of drug couriers to sidestep a government crackdown on imports of the precious metal, stashing gold in imported vehicles and even using mules who swallow nuggets to try to get them past airport secu
Bahrain’s anti-narcotics squad has seized raw heroin estimated to be worth BD2 million ($5.28 million) in one of the largest drug hauls this year.
The squad has arrested 23 members of the drug-smuggling gang, the crime detec
Private clinics in Bahrain have been banned from obtaining, stocking and dispensing narcotic painkillers, said a top official.
Patients would now have to go through Bahrain's main hospital to be prescribed the drugs, Dr Baha E
Bahrain’s customs authorities foiled 350 smuggling operations and seized close to 5kg of illegal narcotics last year, said a senior government official.
A total of 4.8 kg of drugs, including 46,036 pills, were confiscated by
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry has assigned several special co-ordination officers to work in a regional database created to aid criminal investigations into drug trafficking, said a top official.
"The database will help issue statistics and
Bahrain has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in the Arabian Peninsula, according to a United Nations (UN) report.
The latest International Narcotics Control Board 2011 report states that although the prevalence of opiates remains lo
Doctors have been accused of issuing excessive levels of narcotics without properly assessing patients, leading to an "unbelievable increase" in the consumption of narcotic drugs in Bahrain, said a senior official.
Hundreds of people, part
Dubai Customs inspectors in Cargo Village have seized more than 2 million tablets of narcotics classified as the top enlisted category.
The consignment came from an Asian country to be delivered to a company unlicensed for importing pharma