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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 ...
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Canadian man sentenced to 27 years in prison for smuggling marijuana into US

New York Daily News: A Canadian marijuana kingpin who admitted he ran a $1 billion smuggling ring was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison by a Brooklyn federal judge. Jimmy Cournoyer's operation moved more than 200,000 pounds of high-grade pot into the U.S. from ...

Who's to Blame for Smuggling in Jails?

BANGALORE: If one goes by the recent incidents of smuggling in Parappana Agrahara Jail, it is evident that inmates fearlessly indulge in such crimes. Who is to blame? Ask the police and they blame the prison authorities. But prison officials claim that ...

ENERGY > Iraq fears Islamic State may be smuggling its oil to export markets

Hurriyet Daily News: A picture taken on August 10, 2014 shows a chimney at an oil field in Sheikhan, northeast of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq and near the Kurdish city of Dohuk, an area where Kurdish peshmerga forces are fighting to stop the advance of Islamic State ...

The real price of people smuggling

ITV News: Following two discoveries in the last five days of people being smuggled into the UK in lorries, ITV News can reveal the lengths some will go to in their bid to start a new life. More than two dozen Afghans have taken refuge in St John the Baptist ...

Immigrants found in back of locked rental truck

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal officials say the discovery of nine immigrants who were locked inside the cargo area of a rental truck at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona highlights the dangers of human smuggling.

Customs department foils smuggling attempt

Jordan Times: AMMAN — The Jordan Customs Department on Wednesday foiled an attempt at the Aqaba customs checkpoint to smuggle around 77,000 pellet guns and 437 pellet cartons into the country. The contraband was seized during the search of a container whose ...

U-Haul used in unsuccessful smuggling attempt

Tucson News Now: This potentially deadly smuggling attempt was discovered by BP agents at an Interstate 19 checkpoint near Amado, Arizona. According to a BP release, agents became suspicious of the driver and passenger of a U-Haul during a routine inspection. The ...

Two jailed for smuggling illegal immigrants OUT of Britain

Express.co.uk: Two jailed for smuggling illegal immigrants OUT of Britain. TWO people smugglers have been jailed after making a fortune taking illegal immigrants OUT of Britain. Published: Wed, August 20, 2014. The other end of the scale migrants at Calais hope to ...

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After abduction, NC legislators aim to stiffen cellphone-smuggling penalties

News & Observer: RALEIGH — State legislators want to crack down on cellphone smuggling and use in North Carolina's prison system. A bill approved by the General Assembly and sitting on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk would increase the penalties for people who give phones to ...

Richard Marianos: RI wise to crack down on cigarette smuggling

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and the General Assembly recently wrote a tough game plan to fight the explosion of tobacco smuggling under way along Route 95, “The New Tobacco Road,” a problem that is robbing taxpayers and the state of millions of ...

EU calls for crackdown on tobacco smuggling between Spain and Gibraltar

The Guardian: The EU is calling on Spain and Gibraltar to crack down on tobacco smuggling across the border between the two countries, citing concerns about the involvement of organised crime. Wrapping up a one-year investigation, the European Anti-Fraud Office ...

Venezuela seals border with Colombia to fight smuggling

Venezuela closed its border with Colombia to crack down on smuggling of cut-rate gasoline and other products and stanch huge losses for the Caracas government. A total of 17,000 troops have been posted along the frontier to prevent Venezuelan gas and other products kept cheap thanks to government price controls from being sneaked across the border into Colombia. The lure for smugglers is acute ...

EUobserver / EU demands crackdown on Gibraltar tobacco smuggling

Spain and Gibraltar have been told to crack down on cross-border tobacco smuggling by the EU's anti-fraud watchdog.

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The border with Colombia is closed in a crackdown on contraband

The Economist: The most lucrative trade of all is in petrol: Venezuela's energy minister, Rafael Ramírez, reckons the equivalent of 100,000 barrels a day of oil is smuggled out of the country. The cause is a battery of state subsidies and price controls in place in ...

Venezuela closes border with Colombia to deter smuggling

JC Finley CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Venezuela has secured its 1,360-mile border with Colombia as part of an anti-smuggling operation.

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Smuggling syndicates hit Nestlé operations

Zimbabwe Independent: RAMPANT smuggling of food products into the country by an underworld network with military links is threatening to put Swiss-headquartered global food and beverages giant Nestlé's local operation, Nestlé Zimbabwe, out of business as it is undercutting ...

Smuggling syndicates hit Nestlé operations

RAMPANT smuggling of food products into the country by an underworld network with military links is threatening to put Swiss-headquartered global food and beverages giant Nestlé’s local operation, Nestlé Zimbabwe, out of business as it is undercutting the company through substantially less than fair value prices.

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Man arrested on suspicion of people smuggling after lorry containing 15

Daily Mail: A man has been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling after a lorry containing 15 immigrants - including a 15-year-old boy - from Eritrea and Kashmir suffering from dehydration were found at a service station in Ilminster. One of the stowaways ...

Benin Arrests 3 on Suspicion of Ivory Smuggling

Paw Nation: COTONOU - Three men -- two Guineans and an Ivorian -- were in custody in Benin on Friday on suspicion of ivory trafficking, police in the financial hub of Cotonou said. Thailand Ivory Seized. Credit: Associated Press. The trio were arrested in a hotel ...

Man arrested in N. Ireland over smuggling of 35 Afghans to London; 1 died in ship container

Northern Ireland police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of smuggling 35 Afghan immigrants into England in a shipping container, during which one man died.

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Man charged with smuggling after deaths of 2 migrants found in trunk

Los Angeles Times: A Los Angeles man accused of smuggling two migrants across the border could face enhanced charges after the migrants died after being found in the trunk of his vehicle, prosecutors said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors in San Diego charged Nicholas ...

Man charged with smuggling after deaths of 2 migrants found in trunk

A Los Angeles man accused of smuggling two migrants across the border could face enhanced charges after the migrants died after being found in the trunk of his vehicle, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Two visitors accused of smuggling heroin, meth into prison

CALIPATRIA - Two women visiting inmates at Calipatria State Prison are accused to trying to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine into the prison on Sunday. Delores Ann Carrillo, 45, of Lancaster was visiting inmate Miguel Arellano, who has been ...

Spanish police nab woman smuggling 1.7kg cocaine in breast implants

RT: Although unusual, it is not the first time that Spanish police have encountered a woman trying to smuggle drugs by using breast implants. In 2012, police in Barcelona arrested a woman from Panama who was carrying just under 1.4 kilos of cocaine in her ...

Woman Caught Smuggling 3.7 Pounds of Cocaine Inside Breast Implants

A woman has been caught trying to smuggle 3.7 pounds of cocaine through Madrid International Airport inside her breast implants. The 43-year old Venezuelan women was said to have appeared nervous after arriving at the airport on a flight from Colombia.

New gold exporter arrest sign of crackdown on smuggling

Reuters India: The managing director of jeweller, Ashwin Gold, was arrested last week after the firm allegedly trying to smuggle 10.5 kg of gold meant for export into the domestic market, said Safeena AN, development commissioner of the Cochin special economic zone ...

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