Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

Two Malawians held with 31kg of drugs at an Indian airport

Posted on 21 Oct 2013 at 4:20am

In one of the biggest drugs haul ever, customs officials on Sunday caught two foreign nationals at Sardar Vallabhbhai international airport with over 31 kg of drugs. The two foreigners, a man and a woman, were in their early 20s. They were caught illegally carrying ephedrine hydrochloride (known as a ‘party drug’ ) worth Rs 25-30 lakh, almost us$60,000. In December last year, customs officials had seized 7 kg of ketamine.

The arrested persons, Fraser (22) and Maria (23), belong to Malawi in south-east Africa. They were scheduled to board an Emirates flight to…

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UK gives Malawi £37million to help tackle HIV and boost the supply of vital medication

Posted on 18 Mar 2013 at 8:51pm

Malawi will receive £37 million in UK aid to help tackle HIV and boost the supply of vital medication, Justine Greening has announced.

The International Development Secretary said £21 million had been earmarked for projects to reduce the number of HIV infections in the African nation. They include giving 164,000 couples and 17,000 pregnant women counselling and testing for the infection as well as the distribution of more than 23 million condoms.

After a meeting with Malawian president Joyce Banda at the Department for International Development’s Scottish headquarters in East Kilbride, Ms Greening also confirmed…

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