Cash seized in CAB raids as part of probe into international rhino-horn smugglers

Fifty gardaí were involved in raids at 11 properties in a major operation investigating the activities of a rhino-horn-smuggling gang. The Traveller outfit based in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, which has criminal links across Europe and Asia, has been the subject of investigations by police in several international jurisdictions into the illegal rhino horn trade. Vast sums of money are made from the sale of the horns in parts of the world where some believe they possess medicinal qualities. A significant amount of cash and documents were seized in the raids.…

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21 BMTC buses ferrying school students seized for flouting SC norms

BENGALURU: Close on the heels of the miraculous escape of 52 school students from a BMTC bus that caught fire on December 3, the transport department on Wednesday seized 21 BMTC buses for violating Supreme Court safety norms. The seized buses were ferrying students of Vidyaniketan School on Ullal Road near Mallathahalli. “We found that the buses were operating without first-aid box, side safety grilles and CCTV cameras. Buses were also poorly maintained,” said a senior transport department official. BMTC operates nearly 300 buses to ferry school children. On Saturday,…

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