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A smuggling boat found at Vandenberg towed to Ventura Harbor

KEYT: Capt. Paul Amaral said the 28-foot fiberglass boat was damaged and capsized. His crew found a broken motor and empty gas containers in and around the hull. Homeland Security officer Dave Wales said it appears two smugglers got away before a third tried ...
'Turtle smuggling' Canadian arrested

- 4 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: A Canadian man is charged with wildlife smuggling after guards at the US border found 51 turtles in his trousers, authorities have said

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Finance Ministry proposes tougher sanctions to crack down on contraband

Tico Times: The draft bill proposes increasing penalties from 3 to 10 years in prison for anyone caught smuggling medicines for human and animal consumption. It also seeks up to 15 years in prison for smugglers who use hidden compartments or false bottoms in ...

BOC nearly tripled drug seizures by May's end; haul shows rising smuggling

Inquirer.net: MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday said its haul of illegal drugs as of the end of May almost tripled compared with last year amid reportedly rising incidents of smuggling. In a statement, the BOC said it intercepted ...

7 Arrested in Greece in Migrant Smuggling Ring

ABC News: Greek police say they have arrested seven people, including an airline pilot and a ground crew staff member, on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from Thessaloniki to other EU countries. Giorgos Pantelakos, head of ...

7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested seven people, including an airline pilot and a ground crew staff member, on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from Thessaloniki to other EU countries.

Nigerian Man Sentenced for Heroin Smuggling

A Nigerian who authorities said ran one of the most expansive heroin smuggling networks ever uncovered involving Houston's main airport has been sentenced to nearly 25 years in prison. Koyode Lawrence was sentenced Tuesday in a Houston federal ...

Mediterranean people-smuggling disaster: a survivor's story

The Guardian: This always took place at night. The smugglers would take around 20-30 people. In total there were around 300 people. After around a day and a half, a vessel arrived, which was much smaller than the original big vessel and we were told to board this ...

New drug smuggling method uncovered

Sabah police uncovered a new drug packaging method being used by smugglers following the arrest of a Sarawakian drug trafficker here recently. State Narcotics Department chief Superintendent Abdul Rahim Dolmat said police were unfamiliar with the green liquid, but believed it to be a variation of ecstasy. The green liquid was found along with 81 tea packets containing ecstasy ...

FPI backs redefining smuggling as economic sabotage

ABS CBN News: MANILA - The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) supports a proposed measure in the Senate that would define smuggling as a form of economic sabotage suspect to heavier penalties for offenders. According to the FPI, it backs Justice Secretary ...

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DOJ backs Senate bill on smuggling as economic sabotage

Inquirer.net: MANILA, Philippines–The Department of Justice (DOJ) has thrown its support behind a Senate bill that would redefine smuggling as a form of economic sabotage and impose heavier penalties on offenders. In a letter to Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara, ways and ...

DOJ backs Senate bill on smuggling as economic sabotage

MANILA, Philippines--The Department of Justice (DOJ) has thrown its support behind a Senate bill that would redefine smuggling as a form of economic sabotage and impose heavier penalties on offenders.   In a letter to Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara, ways and means committee chair, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said she believed the measure amending Presidential Decree No. 1464, or the 1978 Tariff ...

URGES JUDGE TO LET SMUGGLING LAW..

Prosecutor Montgomery urges judge to let smuggling law stand

The top county prosecutor in metropolitan Phoenix is urging a judge to reject the Obama administration's request to throw out Arizona's law banning immigrant smuggling. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office has filed a friend-of-the-court ...

Maricopa County prosecutor urges judge to let smuggling law stand, despite

KTAR.com: Judging by the dramatic increase in the number of minors apprehended in the United States in recent months, it seems the human smuggling business from Central America is booming. The vast majority of migrants who enter the U.S. illegally do so with the ...

Maricopa County prosecutor urges judge to let smuggling law stand, despite White House's objection

The top county prosecutor in metropolitan Phoenix is urging a judge to reject the Obama administration's request to throw out Arizona's law banning immigrant smuggling.

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China cracks down on iPhone 6 smuggling

PCWorld: Chinese custom agents literally have their hands full with Apple's iPhone 6, as they seize hundreds of units from smugglers attempting to bring them into the country. Apple has yet to start selling its newest smartphones in mainland China, but that ...

China cracking down on iPhone 6 smuggling

PCWorld: Chinese custom agents literally have their hands full with Apple's iPhone 6, as they seize hundreds of units from smugglers attempting to bring them into the country. Apple has yet to start selling its newest smartphones in mainland China, but that ...

China cracks down on iPhone 6 smuggling

CTV News: BEIJING -- China in recent days has busted a slew of smugglers bringing Apple iPhone 6 models into the country ahead of their official release here, with officials on Sunday reporting the latest seizure of 453 smartphones in Shanghai. Hundreds more ...

China cracking down on iPhone 6 smuggling

Chinese custom agents literally have their hands full with Apple's iPhone 6, as they seize hundreds of units from smugglers attempting to bring them into the country.

China cracks down on iPhone 6 smuggling

Hong Kong Customs have been busy seizing iPhone models from suspected smugglers

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China cracks down on smuggling of iPhone 6, not yet approved for sale on the

Fox News: BEIJING – China in recent days has busted a slew of smugglers bringing Apple iPhone 6 models into the country ahead of their official release here. State media on Sunday announced the latest seizure of 453 smartphones in Shanghai. The official Xinhua ...

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Woman busted for smuggling cocaine in food containers at JFK

New York Post: A Mexican woman allegedly tried to smuggle cocaine into the country by hiding inside of food containers in her luggage, she was busted at JFK airport customs, authorities said Tuesday. Reynalda Leal Ricando hauled three pounds worth of the white powder ...

A Glum Sign for Apple in China, as Smuggled iPhones Go Begging

New York Times: Wholesalers who helped orchestrate the smuggling of tens of thousands of the phones into the country are now slashing prices to move inventory. At an electronics market in central Beijing, one retailer was recently selling the low-end iPhone 6 and 6 ...

Woman busted for smuggling cocaine in food containers at JFK

A Mexican woman allegedly tried to smuggle cocaine into the country by hiding inside of food containers in her luggage, she was busted at JFK airport customs, authorities said Tuesday....

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Defendant sentenced for smuggling meth at Modesto airport

Modesto Bee: A 31-year-old Sanger man was sentenced Monday to four years and one month in federal prison for trying to smuggle a few pounds of methamphetamine at the Modesto Airport. Federal prosecutors said Oscar Rodriguez was carrying about 2 pounds of meth ...

2 arrested trying to smuggle 25000 diapers into Eastern Europe

New York Daily News: Sometimes policing can be dirty work. Officers in Sweden have arrested two people for trying to smuggle 25,000 diapers into Eastern Europe, reports the Expressen newspaper, according to The Local. The diaper-smuggling pair was stopped in central ...

German nabbed in Bali for alleged drug smuggling

Washington Post: BALI, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities arrested a German man for allegedly trying to smuggle 239 grams (8.4 ounces) of cocaine onto Indonesia's resort island of Bali, some of it hidden inside his stomach, an official said. Hans Peter Naumann, 48 ...

Bahrain court revokes citizenship of nine over arms smuggling: agency

MANAMA (Reuters) - A Bahraini court on Monday revoked the citizenship of nine people convicted of trying to smuggle weapons into the country and it sentenced them to life in prison, the Gulf Arab kingdom's official news agency said. King Hamad, in a move that alarmed human rights groups, last year toughened penalties in anti-terrorism laws ahead of planned anti-government protests by approving ...

German nabbed in Bali for alleged drug smuggling

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities arrested a German man for allegedly trying to smuggle 239 grams (8.4 ounces) of cocaine onto Indonesia's resort island of Bali, some of it hidden inside his stomach, an official said.

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