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Indonesia eyes Komodo dragon island closure to thwart smuggling

Indonesia eyes Komodo dragon island closure to thwart smuggling

JAKARTA: Indonesia may temporarily shut an island that is home to komodo dragons in a bid to fix problems created by mass tourism and thwart attempts to smuggle the world’s biggest lizard, the local tourism agency said on Thursday (Apr 4). The proposed closure, which is awaiting central government approval, ...

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Indonesia eyes komodo dragon island closure to thwart smuggling

Indonesia eyes komodo dragon island closure to thwart smuggling

JAKARTA (AFP) – Indonesia may temporarily shut an island that is home to komodo dragons, in a bid to fix problems created by mass tourism and thwart attempts to smuggle the world’s biggest lizard, the local tourism agency said on Thursday (April 4). The proposed closure, which is awaiting central ...

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Tourist Arrested for Smuggling Drugged Orangutan

Tourist Arrested for Smuggling Drugged Orangutan

A tourist has reportedly drugged an Orangutan and attempted to smuggle it to his home country of Russia. Andrei Zhestkov, 27, who was about to board a flight back to Russia, was detained at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai Airport after a security screening on Saturday, 23rd March. He was found to ...

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Tourist Arrested for Smuggling Drugged Orangutan

Tourist Arrested for Smuggling Drugged Orangutan

A tourist has reportedly drugged an Orangutan and attempted to smuggle it to his home country of Russia. Andrei Zhestkov, 27, who was about to board a flight back to Russia, was detained at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai Airport after a security screening on Saturday, 23rd March. He was found to ...

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Russian smuggling drugged orangutan held – Asean+

Denpasar: A Russian tourist atte­m­pting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia in his luggage to bring home and keep as a pet has been arrested in Bali, police said. Andrei Zhestkov was detained in Denpasar airport late on Friday while passing through a security screening before a planned ...

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Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine

Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine

By Catarina Demony LISBON (Reuters) – Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal’s Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday. The seizure of the 3.3 tonnes of cocaine – thought ...

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