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330 smugglers stopped from entering Bahrain this year

More than 330 drug smugglers were stopped from entering Bahrain in the first five months of this year. This was revealed by Interior Ministry Anti-Narcotics Directorate head Colonel Mubarak bin Huwail, who said increased co-ordina

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Bed shortage in Bahrain hits drug treatment

A chronic bed shortage means Bahrain’s drug treatment programme is failing addicts who seek help, according to a senior counsellor. There are just 29 beds at Bahrain’s only drug treatment unit, which treats an average

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$526m worth drugs seized in Bahrain sting op

A massive drug haul with an estimated street value of BD200 million ($526.7 million) has been seized by Bahraini authorities. The smuggling operation, considered the largest in the region, was foiled by the Interior Ministry's

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Sickle cell drug at Bahrain’s health centres soon

A drug that could drastically reduce sickle cell anaemia complications will soon be made available in all of Bahrain’s health centres. More than 220 sickle cell sufferers have died in Bahrain over the past six years from com

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$13m worth drugs destroyed in Bahrain

Drugs with an estimated street value of BD5 million ($13.2 million) have been destroyed by Bahraini authorities. The illegal narcotics, weighing more than 2,000kg, were confiscated by police between 2001 and 2007, said a report in

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Drug ring recruit ‘was sent to Bahrain’

An international search has been launched for a woman who was allegedly recruited to work in Bahrain by a Filipina drugs kingpin. The Philippine government and its embassy in Manama are trying to track down Rosalie Pascual, who ha

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Asians held over drug smuggling in Bahrain

A number of Asians suspected of possessing and smuggling narcotics have been arrested in Bahrain, in four separate cases. Two kilos of heroin and marijuana were seized, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sist

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Gulf states 'prime target for drug dealers'

Gulf states are a prime target for drug dealers, an expert has warned. That is because large numbers of affluent young people have money to spare, GCC Executive Bureau social affairs director Mahmoud Hafez said. He

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Safety fears over anti-clotting drug in Bahrain

Fears have been raised over the safety of an anti-clotting drug used to treat stroke sufferers in Bahrain. Researchers at UK-based medical journal The BMJ believe that the administration of alteplase three to four hours after a pe

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Drug smugglers jailed for life in Bahrain

Three Bahrainis have been jailed for life for smuggling 110kg of hashish worth millions of dinars into the country. The sailors were arrested after they retrieved the drugs from the seabed on January 3 last year, said a report in

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