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(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

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PDEA: P600 M worth of cocaine recovered off PH waters is just tip of the iceberg

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Feb. 19, 19 | 9:58 am

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday, February 19, said that the government has seized around P600 million worth of illegal drugs in the country’s waters in the first two months of the year alone.

PDEA chief Director General Aaron Aquino said that syndicates may be using the blocks of cocaines recovered in the waters of the country as a “diversionary tactic” to hide a bigger illegal drug operation and shift authorities’ investigation, reported Radyo Inquirer.

Aquino said that the discovery of the blocks of cocaines are “suspicious” as cocaine is less popular in the country for its expensive price.

Among the places where the illegal drugs were discovered include Camarines Norte, Siargao, and Dinagat islands.

The PDEA chief said that there may be larger shipments of illegal drugs, particularly shabu or crystal meth, that are being smuggled into the country.

“Isang anggulo [na tinitingnan natin] is they are trying to divert the attention of government forces para maipalusot ang mas malaking shipment, most likely shabu kasi iyon ang may market ng drugs sa Pilipinas,” he said.

Another suspicion that PDEA is investigating is the possibility of the Philippines being used as a “trans-shipment point” to deliver illegal drugs to other nearby countries.

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

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(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

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Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

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An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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