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Nation 10 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pocket bikes, buggies seized from supermart

Pocket motorcycles, the latest craze among children, can only be brought into the country via Approved Permits (APs).

Nation 06 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Tobacco leaves seized

The state Anti-Smuggling Unit has crippled a syndicate believed to be involved in producing counterfeit cigarettes with the seizure of 10,480kg of tobacco leaves worth about RM640,000 from a factory in Mergong Barrage Industrial Estate.

Nation 06 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

On-the-spot RM100 fine

Revellers who defy the ban on firecrackers during Chinese New Year will not only face action by the police, but Customs officers as well.

World 06 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Ukraine 'slaves' found on Russian fishing boat - IOM

GENEVA (Reuters) - Russian coastguards have freed two dozen Ukrainian fisherman who had been forced to work in slave-like conditions on a Russian vessel poaching crab in the North Pacific, an international aid agency said on Friday.

World 05 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iran trawls Europe for nuclear technology-report

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has been combing Europe and ex-Soviet states for materials and expertise of potential use in making atom bombs, says a leaked intelligence report casting doubt on diplomacy to ease a crisis over Tehran's nuclear drive.

Nation 05 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Luxury cars used to smuggle fuel

Syndicates smuggling subsidised diesel are using privately owned luxury cars to avoid detection.

Lifestyle 03 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

To roam free again

One of six seized from a theme park in Malaysia, this orang utan is now in quarantine at a centre in Sumatra. It will undergo rehabilitation and then released into the wild.

Nation 29 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Customs may use copters

Helicopter operators may be roped in by the Customs Department to help monitor smuggling activities.

Nation 25 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Week that was

Compiled by Ivy Soon

World 22 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Annan assails reporter in rare show of anger

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan lost his diplomatic cool with a reporter on Wednesday, calling him an