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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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$2.6m food and drugs lab opens in Bahrain

A new laboratory dedicated to inspecting food, medicine and cosmetics - the first of its kind in Bahrain - was officially opened in Hidd Industrial Area yesterday (November 6). The BD1 million ($2.6 million) Inspection Food and Dr

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Saudi man accused of smuggling $190,000 drugs

A man who allegedly tried to smuggle drugs with a street value of $190,000 into Bahrain inside date biscuits has been remanded in custody for another 15 days. The 25-year-old Saudi banker and his Saudi girlfriend, 24, were arreste

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Fixing ‘Ebolanomics’ in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar. W

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$248m drugs seized at sea by Bahrain-based force

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

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