Turkey Seized 5 Tons of Powdered Marijuana Off Libyan Coast in February

Published on April 16, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments February 05: Nearly 5 tons of powdered marijuana were seized in international waters on the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey’s Interior Ministry said on Monday. The “Unity Operation” against drug smugglers was conducted by Turkish police, gendarmerie and coast guard, the ministry said in a statement. Acting on a tip-off, Turkish security forces determined that suspected drug traffickers aboard a Turkish flagged fishing…

April 16, 2019
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Singapore To Increase Criminal Penalties for Not Meeting Low Sulfur Fuel Requirements From Next Year

Published on April 5, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments April 03: Singapore has a message for shipping companies considering cheating on rules starting next year to combat pollution to save a few dollars on their fuel bills: don’t. Captains and owners of vessels that burn overly sulfurous fuel in the Asian country’s territorial waters could face as long as two years in prison from the start of 2020,…

April 6, 2019
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Philippines Coast Guard Deploys New Fast Patrol Boat to Southwestern Mindanao

Published on April 1, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 30: The Philippine Coast Guard has deployed one of the 4 newly acquired French Fast Patrol boats to southwestern Mindanao. Customs Commissioner Ret. Gen. Leonardo Rey Guerrero said BRP Malamawi, which arrived here Friday, will be used in anti-smuggling operations. The vessel is powered with 2 diesel engines, can attain a maximum speed of 32 knots, and can…

April 1, 2019
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Philippine Coast Guard Recruiting Fishermen to Help Disrupt Narcotics Smuggling

Published on April 1, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 30: With drug smugglers dropping off their illegal cargo at sea, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is now recruiting fishermen to become force multipliers. The PCG is particularly recruiting fishermen along the country’s eastern seaboard to become part of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA). The PCG said the fishermen would be trained to spot suspicious vessels dropping…

April 1, 2019
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China, Cambodia Launch Year of Law Enforcement Cooperation

Published on April 1, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 30: China and Cambodia here on Friday launched the Year of Law Enforcement Cooperation between the two sides, pledging to strengthen cooperation in combating cross-border criminal activities. Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi and visiting Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng attended the launch ceremony. Zhao said that the decision of…

April 1, 2019
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India, Pakistan tensions

Tensions increase between India and Pakistan. Security beefed up in Paradip, Kolkata ports Security was stepped up at the two major ports of the Eastern Continue Reading »

February 28, 2019
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