Showing posts with label india. Show all posts
Showing posts with label india. Show all posts

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Nigeria ranked 3rd among countries of kidnappers while Mexico & India top the list.

The proportion of global kidnappings from Latin America has halved since 2005, but Mexico still leads the pack, according to RiskMap 2014, a new report from Control Risks.

Asia and the Pacific had the most recorded kidnaps-for-ransom in 2013, up to 35% of global cases from 31% in 2012. Risks remain in Africa, especially in Nigeria where "the overwhelming majority of incidents taking place in the oil-producing Niger delta."

Thursday, 21 November 2013

$1.2 million of 24 gold bars found stashed in Boeing 737's bathroom in India.

An aircraft maintenance crew found a hidden stash of 24 gold bars worth $1.2 million aboard a commercial Jet Airways Boeing 737 bathroom on Tuesday at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India. The gold weigh 53 pounds, was packed in two bags and left in a compartment in the bathroom of the aircraft. The flight had traveled from Mumbai to Thailand's capital Bangkok, before returning to Kolkata for the night. an investigation had been launched but no arrests had been made.

India has traditionally been the world’s largest importer of gold, although that title is being threatened this year by China. Much of India's vast gold consumption is hoarded or offered to the gods.