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  • Exclusive: Obama Contracting With Taliban Heroin Smugglers in Afghanistan

    05/15/2014 6:44:18 AM PDT · by mgist · 37 replies
    TCS News ^ | 5/4/14 | Randall Stevens
    Obama’s military contracting with Taliban Heroin smugglers in Afghanistan By Randall Stevens TCS NEWS Qatar, NATO, and the NLC Given the Qatari connections to al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, terrorism, and the Arab Spring (which was a deliberate program to empower the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda), it is disturbing enough that the American military presence in the Gulf has been adopted by the ruling al-Thanis. But the clear line from Qatar to al Qaeda and the Taliban, and the incredible manifestation of corruption within the US military and NATO is even more glaring. The NLC, the same Taliban heroin...
  • Panama finds MiG fighter jets on N. Korean arms ship

    07/22/2013 1:16:33 PM PDT · by RainMan · 30 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/21/2013 | Lomi Kriel
    Investigators in Panama have found two MiG-21 fighter jets in cargo containers aboard a North Korean ship carrying weapons from Cuba. COLON, Panama — Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba have found the two MiG-21 fighter jets the Cuban government had said were on board, the government said Sunday. Alongside the two supersonic planes, originally produced by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, officials found two missile radar systems on board the Chong Chon Gang, President Ricardo Martinelli told reporters in the Atlantic port of Colón. The discovery, which...
  • Report: Morsi Promised to Smuggle Al Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Back to Egypt

    03/29/2013 10:33:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the blaze ^ | 3/29/13 | Tiffany Gabbay
    According to a new report published in the Arabic-language news outlet Misr al-Gidida and translated by Islam expert Raymond Ibrahim, Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi’s secretly met with al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri while in Islamabad, Pakistan. During the visit, Morsi reportedly promised to smuggle the Egyptian-born jihadist back to his native country. According to the report, a Pakistani source said the clandestine meeting was “facilitated by elements of Pakistani intelligence [ISI] and influential members of the international organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.” Zawahiri is, of course, an alumnus of the Brotherhood who allegedly tired of the group’s more patient-approach to world...
  • Iran 'steals surface-to-air missiles from Libya'

    09/28/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/28/2011 | Con Coughlin
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards have stolen dozens of sophisticated Russian-made surface-to-air missiles from Libya and smuggled them across the border to neighbouring Sudan, according to Western intelligence reports. The weapons were seized by units attached to the Guards' elite Quds Force, which travelled to Libya from their base in southern Sudan. Acting on orders received from Revolutionary Guards commanders in Iran, they took advantage of the chaos that engulfed Libya following the collapse of the regime of former dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to seize "significant quantities" of advanced weaponry, according to military intelligence officers in Libya. They say the weapons stolen...
  • AP NewsBreak: Mexican cartels smuggle oil to US

    08/10/2009 12:45:31 PM PDT · by Radio Free American? · 37 replies · 3,146+ views
    Yahoo! News-AP ^ | MARTHA MENDOZA,
    MEXICO CITY – U.S. refineries bought millions of dollars worth of oil siphoned from Mexican government pipelines and smuggled across the border — in some cases by drug cartels expanding their reach. At least one U.S. oil executive has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy that involved what prosecutors said was about $2 million in stolen Mexican oil, U.S. Justice Department officials confirmed to The Associated Press.
  • Grandmother, 77, smuggled £1million of cocaine in her Motability car

    09/29/2008 9:01:03 AM PDT · by yorkie · 8 replies · 681+ views
    Daily Mail, UK ^ | September 29, 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 77-year-old grandmother is facing a lengthy jail sentence after smuggling £1million of cocaine into the country in her Motability car. Ambrozine Heron and her daughter Paulette Chambers, 49, were caught with a car full of the Class A drug as they tried to drive through Dover ferry port. The pair made 14 trips to the continent to collect their shipments from Holland and would fool customs officials by using the ailing granny as a cover for their smuggling. But the family business came unstuck when Heron's Nissan Pathfinder was stopped at Dover by customs who discovered 40 food tins...
  • Meat smuggling breaks record

    07/18/2007 2:39:14 PM PDT · by em2vn · 24 replies · 616+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 07-18-07 | Nina Berglund
    Police are seizing more smuggled meat than ever before, and border patrols suspect organized smuggling gangs that are supplyng a market keen on dodging Norway's high meat prices. Customs authorities have seized 34 tons of meat smuggled into Norway so far this year. That's three times the amount seized in the same period last year. Police, customs and officials from Norway's Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) have no doubt the smuggling has become organized. Several of the couriers caught with smuggled meat are repeat offenders, and the quantities of meat caught in some seizures is so large (2.8 tons on one...
  • Calif. Man Arrested After Migrants Allegedly Sewn In Seats

    08/09/2006 4:43:06 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 11 replies · 500+ views
    NBC11.com ^ | UPDATED: 3:36 pm PDT August 8, 2006 | NBC11
    SAN YSIDRO, Calif. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. man Tuesday morning after they say he tried to smuggle three migrants into the country hidden in the seats of his vehicle. CBP officers said they encountered the driver, a 33-year-old resident of Rosarito, Mexico, as he entered the port at about 5 a.m. driving a GMC Vendura van.
  • July 1st Nationwide Rally and Boycott to Stop Illegal Immigration

    06/05/2006 2:35:25 AM PDT · by michellena · 10 replies · 889+ views
    U.S.A. Citizen Day ^ | 6/1/2006 | Citizen Day
    Nationwide Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at every City HallOn May 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. On July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally and BoycottRally to stop the invasion by millions of illegal aliens. 1-Day boycott...
  • <b>USA Citizens Day - July 1st Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration</b>

    05/24/2006 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Angelina211 · 5 replies · 845+ views
    CitizenDay.net ^ | 5/23/2006 | CitizenDay
    USA Citizens Day - July 1st Immigration Control Rally Nationwide Rally on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at your City HallMay 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally for Immigration ControlRally to stop our continuous invasion by...
  • Man admits he tried to smuggle Iranian national across border

    05/17/2006 8:14:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 579+ views
    A Mesa man has admitted in federal court that he tried to smuggle an illegal immigrant from Iran across the U.S.-Mexico border. FBI agents arrested Zeayadali Malhamdary and raided his tailor shop May 26 after an undercover investigation found he tried to obtain Mexican visas for Iranians so they could fly into Mexico and then cross the border. Malhamdary has admitted to friends he crossed the Mexico border illegally in 1998 to escape religious persecution in Iran, whose official religion is the Shiite branch of Islam. He was granted refugee status in February 1999. Under Monday's plea deal, sentencing will...
  • Puppy smuggling draws protests (smuggled in from Mexico; most die)

    04/28/2006 10:44:39 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 107 replies · 1,348+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 4/28/06
    Alarmed by cross-border sales of ill pets, animal groups push for law By Vincent J. Schodolski Tribune national correspondent SAN DIEGO -- Sandra McConkey's cocker spaniel had just died. Halloween was approaching when she and her daughter Ashley, then 14, were walking through the parking lot of the Plaza Bonita mall here. All of a sudden Ashley started shouting, McConkey recalled. "Mommy, look, puppies, let's buy one!" There in a box were two cocker spaniel puppies. "They were adorable," McConkey said. "They looked just like our dog who had died." McConkey said she bargained with the Mexican woman selling the...
  • Prison Visitor Allegedly Uses Vagina To Smuggle Live Grenade

    04/20/2006 7:37:40 PM PDT · by Westlander · 184 replies · 4,298+ views
    AP ^ | April 20, 2006 | The Associated Press
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- A Salvadoran woman is in some trouble after she allegedly tried to smuggle into the country's main prison a military grenade and marijuana hidden in her vagina. The cylinder was about 10 inches long and 4 inches wide. Officials didn't say what prompted them to check Lidia Alvarado, 44, but authorities have raised the security level at jails across the country, fearing inmates may be planning something.
  • Stripped fighter jet seized (Hong Kong Customs seized smuggled MIG-29 *no import license)

    04/04/2006 6:17:28 PM PDT · by Republican Party Reptile · 46 replies · 5,499+ views
    The Standard (Hong Kong) ^ | Apr 4 2006 | Leslie Kwoh
    Stripped fighter jet seized Hong Kong customs authorities have seized an aircraft believed to be a Soviet-made Mig-29 Fulcrum fighter jet at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal after a routine check revealed the shipment was missing an import license. Leslie Kwoh Wednesday, April 05, 2006 Hong Kong customs authorities have seized an aircraft believed to be a Soviet-made Mig-29 Fulcrum fighter jet at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal after a routine check revealed the shipment was missing an import license. The aircraft did not carry any weapons and had been stripped of its engine and other parts when it was...
  • Two U.S. Border Agents Accused of Taking Bribes

    "The complaint said McClaren deposited $85,900 in personal bank accounts, while Alvarez deposited $82,000."
  • CA: Two sailors arrested for helping smuggle immigrants across border

    02/02/2006 7:47:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,094+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/2/06 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two sailors have been arrested on suspicion of helping to smuggle immigrants through a patrol station near the San Ysidro border crossing, according to a Navy spokesman. The two San Diego-based sailors were scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday, said Scott Sutherland, deputy public affairs officer for Navy Region Southwest in San Diego. Both men are petty officers second class, Sutherland told the San Diego Union-Tribune. One worked as a military police officer at the shore-patrol station. The other, a friend of the first man, was assigned to a helicopter squadron at North Island Naval...
  • Feds accuse men in scheme to smuggle missiles into U.S.

    11/09/2005 3:45:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 758+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/09/05 | ap - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted two Southern California men Wednesday with conspiracy to smuggle surface-to-air missiles into the United States. Such missiles are designed to bring down aircraft. The U.S. attorney's office said the charges against Chao Tung Wu, 51, of La Puente and Yi Qing Chen, 41, of Rosemead marked the first time a 2004 anti-terrorism statute has been used. The statute calls for a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and the possibility of life in prison without parole if convicted. The men have been in custody since August when they were arrested as...
  • Don't blame American guns

    10/28/2005 1:45:14 PM PDT · by holymoly · 17 replies · 1,928+ views
    National Post ^ | October 28, 2005 | John R. Lott
    With Canada's murder rate rising 12% last year and this year's high-profile rash of gang murders (six shootings just this week in Toronto), politicians are looking for someone to blame. The bogeyman, as usual, is America: On Monday night, during his dinner with Condoleezza Rice, Prime Minister Paul Martin claimed Canada's gun crime problem was being caused by weapons smuggled in from the United States. But Paul Martin doesn't have the facts to back up the claim. Despite the $2-billion committed to the Liberals' gun registry, the government does not even know the number of guns seized from criminals, let...
  • Feds bust girl-smuggling ring in Jersey - All were smuggled from South America

    07/23/2005 7:23:05 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 40 replies · 1,791+ views
    Feds bust girl-smuggling ring in Jersey By LEO STANDORADAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER An international ring smuggled girls as young as 14 into the U.S. from Honduras and forced them to work as virtual slaves in New Jersey bars - and endure brutal beatings if they protested, authorities said yesterday. Some of the girls were raped by smugglers and those who became pregnant were forced to take abortion drugs so they could stay on the job, prosecutors said. "This was inhumane and sadistic treatment of young women who were kept as virtual slaves," said Newark U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie. "These are...
  • CHINESE RESTAURANT OWNERS ACCUSED OF SMUGGLING ILLEGAL ALIENS

    06/22/2005 4:25:20 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies · 708+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 22 June 2005 | Kristen Hays
    The owners of three Chinese restaurants were arrested today and charged with smuggling illegal Mexican immigrants to work for sub-minimum wage and live as virtual hostages in a dormitory. Members of the Phu family are accused of paying smugglers to bring the immigrants to Houston from Mexico, then requiring the workers to live in a dormitory style room at their house. The indictment said the workers, who were paid less than $3 an hour, were forbidden from leaving the house at will and had to spend their one day off each week cleaning their house and doing yard work. Hin...
  • Trouser snakes!

    06/17/2005 8:54:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies · 559+ views
    Ananova ^ | 06-15-2005 | Staff
    A smuggler who filled his trousers with rare snakes was caught when he landed at Prague airport because customs officers spotted them wriggling. The man had pulled his trousers tight tying them with string and tucked the legs into his socks after hiding the snakes inside. But his appearance alerted customs officers who arrested the man when he landed in the Czech capital after a flight from Africa. The 23-year-old man was also found to have scorpions and beetles in his luggage, local media reported.
  • Huge cache of arms unearthed in Mumbai(Bombay)

    05/27/2005 10:48:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies · 596+ views
    Times of India ^ | 5/27/2005 | Staff
    MUMBAI: The Mumbai police have sized a huge cache of imported arms and ammunition worth over Rs 10 million after a raid on a bustling port, here officials said on Saturday. The arms, which were hidden in an oil tanker at the busy Jawaharlal Nehru Port, include 37 sophisticated revolvers and pistols and a large quantity of ammunition, said Mumbai Police Commissioner AN Roy. The crime branch of the local police conducted the raid late Friday on a tip-off, Roy told reporters, adding that one person had been arrested in this connection. "Our investigations are going on and we are...
  • Disgraced Paki scientist gave Iran centrifuges

    03/10/2005 9:27:20 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 11 replies · 520+ views
    swissinfo.org ^ | Mar 10th, 05 | Zeeshan Haider
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Abdul Qadeer Khan, the disgraced Pakistani scientist at the centre of a nuclear black market, gave Iran centrifuges, the Pakistani government says. Centrifuges are used to purify uranium for use as fuel for nuclear power plants or weapons. Pakistan has admitted in the past that Khan, dubbed the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb, smuggled nuclear secrets to North Korea, Iran and Libya, but has not given specifics as to what he supplied. "He has given centrifuges to Iran, but the government was in no way involved in this," Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told Reuters on...
  • Tunnel collapses along Israel-Egypt border

    11/18/2004 8:15:02 AM PST · by Ginifer · 48 replies · 1,605+ views
    www.breakingnews.ie ^ | 18/11/2004 | SA
    A tunnel used by Palestinian weapons smugglers along the Egyptian border collapsed today, burying several people inside. Israeli military sources said the tunnel collapsed while an unknown number of Palestinians were digging toward an Israeli army outpost near Rafah. Officials said the army would help in rescue efforts. Palestinian officials said the tunnel collapsed as a result of heavy rains in the area overnight. They said five people, all from the same family, were trapped in the rubble. They said the army had permitted two Palestinian bulldozers to enter the area to help dig out the people. The Rafah area,...
  • UN Says: WMDs Smuggled From Iraq; Canadian PM Says in Terrorist Hands {Re-posting}

    06/24/2004 8:06:14 AM PDT · by treeclimber · 45 replies · 5,832+ views
    The Vanguard ^ | 6-24-04 | Rod D. Martin
    In a report which might alternately be termed “stunning” or “terrifying”, United Nations weapons inspectors confirmed last week not merely that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, but that he smuggled them out of his country, before, during and after the war. Late last week, the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) briefed the Security Council on Saddam's lightning-fast dismantling of missile and WMD sites before and during the war. UNMOVIC executive chairman Demetrius Perricos detailed not only the export of thousands of tons of missile components, nuclear reactor vessels and fermenters for chemical and biological warheads, but...
  • N.Y. Man Charged With Arms Exports

    03/27/2004 3:05:05 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 7 replies · 188+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 23 Mar 2004 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A Brooklyn man has been arrested by federal agents on charges of illegally shipping missile components, radar equipment and F-4 fighter parts through a company in Israel for later transfer to buyers in the Middle East.</p> <p>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman Dean Boyd yesterday said Leib Kohn, 70, was arrested Friday on charges of violating the Arms Export Control Act and the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations. He was named last week in a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Conn.</p>
  • Russia snares Chinese bear paws smugglers. (photo)

    03/20/2004 2:03:24 PM PST · by yankeedame · 10 replies · 382+ views
    BBC News On Line ^ | staff writer
    Last Updated: Saturday, 20 March, 2004, 17:02 GMT Russia snares smuggled bear paws Bear paw is a delicacy in parts of China Russian customs officers have arrested a Chinese truck driver they say was trying to smuggle several hundred severed bear paws into China from Siberia. Guards at Ussuriysk border point were taken aback by the large amount of animal parts found hidden in sacks in the back of the truck, Russian Channel One TV said. As well as some 800 bear paws and bear pelts, officers found thousands of Siberian weasel and sable skins, grey squirrel and pheasant carcasses....
  • Briton Denies Trying To Smuggle Missiles Into US

    01/09/2004 8:47:27 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 205+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1-9-2004
    Briton denies trying to smuggle missiles into USA British man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to smuggle shoulder-fired missiles into the US. Hemant Lakhani, 68, of Hendon, north London, also denied charges that he told an undercover agent posing as a terrorist that he could obtain a radioactive "dirty bomb". Lakhani, who appeared at New Jersey District Court in Newark, denied further charges that he offered to procure anti-aircraft guns, tanks, armoured personnel carriers, radar systems and C-4 explosives. No trial date was set but all parties will return to court on April 26, when defence...
  • Shipwreck Crew Rescued, Then Busted for Smuggling (Just...)

    12/27/2003 10:41:48 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 2 replies · 135+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 12/36/2003
    Shipwreck Crew Rescued, Then Busted for Smuggling Fri Dec 26, 7:51 AM ET Add Oddly Enough - Reuters to My Yahoo! ATHENS (Reuters) - The crew of a freighter that half-sunk off the Greek island of Santorini on Christmas Eve spent Christmas Day thanking the coastguard for rescuing them, only to be arrested on Boxing Day for smuggling. The North Korean-flagged Elisabeth hit an islet southwest of Santorini during a storm on Wednesday. Coastguard officers evacuated the eight-man Ukrainian crew and took them to hospital for checks, inspecting the ship the next day once weather allowed. "When the coastguard went...
  • Swede jailed in Australia over trouser snake smuggle attempt (pic included)

    10/22/2003 9:41:04 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 13 replies · 787+ views
    AFP/Yahoo! News ^ | October 22, 2003
    SYDNEY (AFP) - A Swedish man was jailed in Australia for trying to smuggle eight dangerous snakes, including four deadly king cobras, through Sydney Airport strapped to his legs. A Sydney court heard Per Johan Adolfsson, 28, wanted to fund an eight-day holiday Down Under by selling the reptiles for about 5,000 dollars (3,450 US). His lawyer Michael Priddis told the court Adolfsson was travelling after suffering depression and alcohol abuse following a work accident in Sweden. Priddis said his client was not thinking straight when he bought the snakes from a dealer in Bangkok and strapped them to his...
  • Rag trade terror plot: Al Qaeda sought Garment Center tie

    08/22/2003 1:24:06 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 17 replies · 950+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 22, 2003 | GREG B. SMITH
    A top Al Qaeda operative plotted to smuggle weapons into New York Harbor in the shipping containers of a Garment District firm, the Daily News has learned. Days before he was captured in Pakistan in March, suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed met in Karachi with the owner of a W. 35th St. clothing importing company and his son, law enforcement sources said. Al Qaeda's No. 3 man offered to invest $200,000 in International Management Group in exchange, federal authorities now believe, for access to IMG's Port Newark-bound shipping containers, sources say. Mohammed "is obsessed with attacking the United States,...
  • How Safe Are Our Borders? Customs Fails to Detect Depleted Uranium Carried From Europe to U.S.

    09/12/2002 6:53:41 AM PDT · by TJ Marzullo · 46 replies · 497+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-11-2002 | Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, David Scott
    Sept. 11 — On July 4, in a train station in Europe, a suitcase containing 15 pounds of depleted uranium, shielded by a steel pipe with a lead lining, began a secret 25-day, seven-country journey. Its destination was the United States. It was the kind of uranium that — if highly enriched — would, by some estimates, provide about half the material required for a crude nuclear device and more than enough for a so-called dirty bomb — a nightmare scenario for U.S. authorities. "I would say that the single largest, most urgent threat to Americans today is the threat...
  • Number of truckers willing to traffic Mexican migrants growing

    08/01/2002 1:41:30 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 15 replies · 401+ views
    The News (Mexico City) ^ | August 1, 2002
    EL PASO, Texas - The recent deaths of two undocumented Mexican immigrants after being crammed inside a trailer truck for hours highlights the growing number of commercial drivers willing to smuggle people from the border, according to Texas authorities. With fees of up to 5,000 dollars per person, more and more commercial drivers for companies based in El Paso are smuggling undocumented immigrants across the country in their trucks as they transport cargo. The two Mexicans who died of asphyxiation this weekend were crammed inside the tractor-trailer for 12 hours along with some 40 others gasping for air in temperatures...
  • Stinger Missile/ SA-7 Threat - Background & Analysis

    06/05/2002 12:15:05 PM PDT · by katman · 9 replies · 566+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2002 | Joe Katzman, Donald Sensing
    News reports say that al-Qaeda terrorists may have smuggled shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles into the United States. We give you the full rundown on what these weapons can do, how they work, where they may come from, and how they might be used. It's all here for you, on Winds of Change!
  • A drug craze sweeps Thailand

    05/31/2002 5:19:13 PM PDT · by vannrox · 89 replies · 529+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | from the May 29, 2002 edition | By Dan Murphy | Special to The Christian Science Monitor
    from the May 29, 2002 edition - http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0529/p06s01-woap.html A drug craze sweeps ThailandMethamphetamines from Burma continue to flood Thailand where use among all ages has skyrocketed.By Dan Murphy | Special to The Christian Science Monitor BANGKOK, THAILAND - Thai officials say last year was the worst year on record for the use of methamphetamine, a form of speed, called ya ba, or "crazy medicine" here. The Thai military is so alarmed that it has labeled the surge in users a threat to national security. Almost all of the methamphetamine is produced in labs in Burma (Myanmar), where the drug...
  • Jordan foils attempt to smuggle arms to Palestinian territories

    05/06/2002 12:55:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies · 244+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5-6-02 | JAMAL HALABY
    <p>AMMAN, Jordan (AP) --  Jordanian authorities arrested four men on suspicion of trying to smuggle Soviet-made arms to the Palestinians, officials said Monday.</p> <p>The four -- all Jordanians of Palestinian origin in their 20s and 30s -- were arrested in possession of Soviet-made rockets, launchers and machine guns at Jordan's Red Sea resort of Aqaba, 210 miles south of Amman, the officials told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.</p>