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February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019: Nigerian drug peddler held in India for selling to students, IT employees

SITUATION A young Nigerian peddler has been held for allegedly selling drugs to college students and IT employees. Drugs worth INR 600,000 (approximately USD 8400) were recovered from during this address. The man did his business near East Coast Road and Old Mahabalipuram road. This area houses many colleges and IT companies. The 46-year-old man is called Ikechukwu. His motive for coming to India was to get his pancreas treated. However, during an examination, he was not able to produce documents to substantiate his claims. The City police had received intelligence about drug-trafficking taking place in the East Coast Road...

 

February 8, 2019

February 08, 2019: Swedish Police Arrest One After Knife Attack in Capital

SITUATION A man was arrested by the Swedish police on Friday. He was suspected of chasing several people with a knife and wounding one before he was apprehended at a police academy in Stockholm. Police said the wounded person was attacked in a residential building in Huddinge, southern Stockholm, and has been airlifted to hospital. "The police are at the scene and will talk to witnesses as part of an investigation into attempted murder," police said. The Aftonbladet newspaper said the man was apprehended by students and instructors at a nearby police training academy. CHALLENGE This case seems to be...

 

February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019: Israeli woman found brutally murdered in Jerusalem forest

SITUATION Ori Ansbacher, 19-year-old young woman, who had been missing since early Thursday was named as the murder victim when her body was found by Police in the woods near the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. According to investigators, the victim was found exposed and “with signs of violence” on her body. Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, issued a statement saying, Ansbacher was killed “with shocking brutality” and we will find those responsible for it and we will bring the matter to justice. According to a police official, investigators were “exploring all possible motives,” as numerous police and Shin Bet personnel continued...

 

February 8, 2019

February 08, 2019: Meth worth $1.29 bn seized at LA port, Six arrested

SITUATION A record 1.7 tons of methamphetamine has been seized at Long Angeles/Long Beach seaport in mid-January. The drug bust was a joint operation between the Australian and U.S. authorities. Three containers were seized on Thursday, by the Customs and Border Protection. They were intended to be shipped to Australia. The containers were carrying speakers which were professionally stuffed by drugs. The officials found 3,810 pounds of meth, 55.9 pounds of cocaine and 11.5 pounds of heroin. The street value of the haul is around a whopping $1.29 billion.  The bust was the largest amount of methamphetamine ever seized in...

 

February 7, 2019

February 7, 2019: Vietnam: Blogger critic missing and feared ‘kidnapped’ in Thailand

SITUATION A famous Vietnamese blogger is missing after he fled to Thailand to seek political asylum with a UN refugee agency, fueling fears in journalist community that he has been abducted by Vietnamese security agents. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has raised concerned over his safety and demanded all possible information regarding the disappearance of Truong Duy Nhat, a Vietnamese blogger with the US Congress-funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia (RFA) from the Thai authorities. RSF believe Vietnamese agents may have kidnapped Nhat on January 26 when he was visiting the Future Park shopping mall in Bangkok. However, Thai police claim they have...