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MAP - Drugnews - Bahrain

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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:17:32 -0800

Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:10:02 GMT


Bahrain: OPED: The Ultimate Sacrifice...

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 08:00:00 GMT

Gulf Daily News, 02 Dec 2012 - When the body of Dr Maria Santos Gorrostieta was found on a roadside west of Mexico City this month, it bore the marks of torture. Her wounds were a final insult from drug gangs whose only response, from the moment she challenged them, had been barbarity.

Bahrain: Drug Smugglers Exploit War

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 08:00:00 GMT

Gulf Daily News, 05 Mar 2009 - CRIMINALS are exploiting the war in Iraq to smuggle drugs to Bahrain and the Gulf, according to a United Nations study.Seizures of illegal substances in Syria and Jordan bound for the region are on the increase, says the International Narcotics Control Board's report for 2008. Almost a third of global seizures of amphetamines happened in Saudi Arabia, which could have worrying implications for its neighbours, it says.

Bahrain: 'Change In Law' Saves Smugglers

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Gulf Daily News, 27 Oct 2008 - Two men jailed for life for drug smuggling have been saved by a change in the law. Their sentences were cut to seven years in jail yesterday, after the High Criminal Court accepted that they should have been dealt with under a new law, which restricted jail terms for drug smuggling.

Bahrain: Drugs Traffickers Face New Clamp

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Gulf Daily News, 27 Jun 2008 - A "zero tolerance" warning has gone out to drugs traffickers trying to ply their trade through Bahrain. Police have stepped up vigilance at all the country's ports and traffickers face tough penalties, said Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. He blamed traffickers and addicts for rising crime and a drain on resources which could be spent creating better lives for decent people.

Bahrain: 'Scrap Death For Drug Offenders'

Mon, 15 Jan 2007 08:00:00 GMT

Gulf Daily News, 15 Jan 2007 - MANY drug smugglers are not hardened criminals but victims of poverty and should not face the death sentence in Bahrain, says a senior Shura Council member. Bahrain should scrap the death penalty for drug traffickers, says foreign, defence and national security committee chairman Dr Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.

Bahrain: Drug War Vow

Wed, 15 Mar 2006 08:00:00 GMT

Gulf Daily News, 15 Mar 2006 - Bahrain is winning the war on drugs, Interior Mini-ster Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa told MPs yesterday.Bahrain has beefed up its anti-drugs forces, with more manpower, better training and the latest technologies. Drug deaths fell to 41 last year from 55 in 2004, Shaikh Rashid told parliament.

Bahrain: Police Hampered In Drugs Battle!

Thu, 01 Dec 2005 08:00:00 GMT

Gulf Daily News, 01 Dec 2005 - POLICE are powerless to stop some drugs already outlawed in the West from entering Bahrain because they are still not listed here as illegal, according to a senior officer yesterday. One of the most common is Shabu - a methamphetamine that originates in the Philippines - - said General Directorate of Criminal Investigation director-general Brigadier Farooq Al Mawada. He revealed that police are powerless to stop the drug, also referred to as "crystal meth" or "ice", from being brought into Bahrain because it is technically legal.

Bahrain: GCC Plans Anti-Drugs Campaign

Thu, 26 May 2005 07:00:00 GMT

Gulf Daily News, 26 May 2005 - A New Anti-Drugs Awareness Campaign Is To Be Launched Across The GCC. GCC drug combating officials agreed at a meeting in Bahrain to set up a joint association to run the campaign. Its creation is one of a list of recommendations to come out of the 19th meeting of GCC directors of drug-combating organisations.

Bahrain: New Drugs Hotline For Bahrain

Mon, 16 May 2005 07:00:00 GMT

Gulf Daily News, 16 May 2005 - MANAMA: A new 24-hour drugs hotline is being set up by police for people to report offenders. School staff are also being canvassed to inform police if they think pupils are using drugs, says Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) director Brigadier Farouk Al Maawada.