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June 14, 2018 12:01 AM People smugglers make billions: UN report

VIENNA: People smugglers made billions on the backs of some 2.5 million desperate migrants in 2016, the UN said in a report Wednesday as the plight of refugees worldwide continues to top the headlines. The report, issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said people smuggling rings earned some US$7.0 billion (RM 27.96 billion) in 2016 – an amount 13

May 18, 2018 1:54 PM Cops cripple four gangs involved in stealing motorcycles in Shah Alam

SHAH ALAM: Shah Alam police crippled four gangs, who are believed to have been actively involved in stealing motorcycles in the city since the end of last year, in a series of raids over the past two months. Shah Alam District Police chief ACP Baharuddin Mat Taib said a total of 39 members of the four gangs, namely Mat Ropie Gang, Tutuk Jeram Gang, Sayuti 20

April 10, 2018 9:52 AM Cops dismantle gang that preyed on Ipoh’s elderly

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Ali Tamby said his agency is still hunting another gang member. — iStock.com pic via AFPIPOH, April 10 — Police said they have busted a gang that targeted senior citizens here with two arrests. District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Ali Tamby said his agency is still hunting another gang member 7

March 21, 2018 12:16 AM Blast kills three Ecuadoran troops near Colombia border

QUITO: Three Ecuadoran soldiers were killed and at least seven other people were injured Tuesday in a bomb explosion on the country's northern border with Colombia, the government said. A roadside bomb exploded as a patrol carrying out "surveillance and control" operations on the border passed by, the communications ministry said. "It resulted in the unfortunate 11

February 13, 2018 1:32 AM US 'robber' cops guilty in explosive corruption case

WASHINGTON: Two US police officers, described by the prosecution as "both cops and robbers", were convicted Monday in one of the country's most explosive recent cases of law enforcement corruption. A jury convicted Baltimore detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy. They will be sentenced later and could face life in prison 10

January 25, 2018 3:21 PM Thai navy says 11 million pill haul a record from Laos

File picture of drugs seized after a raid. Thailand’s navy has seized 11 million meth pills from traffickers crossing from Laos via the Mekong River. — AFP picBANGKOK, Jan 25 — Thailand’s navy has seized 11 million meth pills from traffickers crossing from Laos via the Mekong River, a record bust from a communist state that is emerging as a key Asian 21

January 8, 2018 4:43 AM One dead, one hurt in blast outside Stockholm area metro

Police officers cordon off the area outside Varby Gard metro station, where two people were injured in an explosion, in Stockholm, Sweden, January 7, 2018. — Reuters pic STOCKHOLM, Jan 8 — One person died and another was slightly hurt yesterday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, which police said did not appear to be a terrorist 19

October 12, 2017 1:01 AM Dutch police foil brazen helicopter prison escape plan

“Amsterdam police during an investigation suspected that there was a plan afoot to spring a prisoner from jail” in the southern town of Roermond, the capital's detective chief Olivier Dutilh said. The prisoner's accomplices “planned to hijack a helicopter... and use it to free the prisoner,” Dutilh told journalists at a press conference broadcast from Amsterdam 12

September 6, 2017 2:04 PM Pope visits Colombia seeking to heal divides

The slogan of the Pope's visit to Colombia is: "Let's take the first step." It is a five-day trip that will focus on reconciliation - an obvious theme given last year's peace deal that ended half a century of conflict between the government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc). "Taking the first step means recognising the suffering 13

August 25, 2017 8:00 AM Former French anti-drugs chief investigated over narco-trafficking

PARIS: France's former anti-drugs agency boss has been placed under formal investigation over allegations he aided and abetted narco-traffickers, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Friday. Francois Thierry, who ran the drug-fighting Octris agency between 2010 and 2016, faces allegations of complicity in the acquisition and transportation of drugs 8