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Gulf Today Report
El Salvador authorities announced the seizure of 585 kilograms of cocaine worth $14.6 million in an operation that they carried out in the Pacific Ocean.
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Commenting on the operation, El Salvador Defence Minister René Francis Merino Monroy tweeted that the drugs were transported by two from Ecuador and one from Columbia.
Destined to Guatemala, the shipment was transported on a boat that was intercepted at 575 kilometres to the south of the port of Acajutla on the western coast of El Salvador.
The seizure of the shipment is evidence on El Salvador’s commitment towards the international community, Monroy said.
The court ruled in the same case that a security guard be acquitted of the drug trafficking charge.
In another drug-trafficking case, customs officers at the Dubai Airport have successfully showed their competence, after placing an African visitor under arrest and preventing the smuggling of 34kg of marijuana.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a European to five years in jail, to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs400 for facilitating drug abuse for others.
A 35-year-old Asian man was arrested and referred to criminal court on drug trafficking charges, after he was caught using and facilitating crystal meth in Dubai.
The woman filed a complaint with the police against her husband, who was summoned and interrogated, before the case was referred to the Public Prosecution and then to the Court of Misdemeanors in Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed also announced the new government strategic approach that will lay the foundations of work for the next 50 years.
Sheikh Mohammed wrote on Twitter: "Brothers and sisters... after consulting with my brother Mohamed Bin Zayed and the President of the State, we announce today the new ministerial formation of the federal government in the UAE... and with the new formation we also announce a new methodology for the federal government work for the fifty."
"We have given at least one dose of the vaccine to more than 91 per cent (of adults) and 39 per cent have got both,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters. "There was also a sharp decrease in hospitalisations and the rate of reinfection is also on the decline..."