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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 ...
Mediterranean Migrant Smuggling Reveals 'Inhuman Violence'

- 3 days ago @ breitbart.com: The prosecutor of Catania, Giovanni Salvi, has interrogated the two smugglers apprehended after Saturday's shipwreck, as well as a number of the survivors, and said that the evidence gathered to date reveals “a very serious situation of violence ...

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Corrections officer, others charged in prison drug-smuggling scheme

Philly.com: Eight people, including a Chester County correctional officer, inmates and their friends, have been arrested in an operation to smuggle drugs into the county prison, according to prosecutors. The Chester County District Attorney's Office said the group ...

Bronx man's pot, cocaine smuggling attempt failed after LaGuardia Airport leak

New York Daily News: An alleged smuggler's plan leaked out. A Bronx man trying to get 18 pounds of pot and crack cocaine through LaGuardia Airport was busted after liquid seeped from his checked bag during a screening, officials said Sunday. Kelvin Smith, 55, faces ...

Israeli DM: Iran Smuggling Arms to Hezbollah

JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Israel will not allow Iran to arm Hezbollah, its Lebanese-based proxy, within advanced weaponry. The defense minister's remarks followed a report Saturday by al Jazeera saying Israeli ...

Foreign Drug Smugglers in Indonesia Look Set to Face a Firing Squad Early

TIME: It appears that nine drug convicts, eight of them foreigners, will face a firing squad in Indonesia on Wednesday. That's according to an Australian news report that claims a local mortician has been instructed to write the dates of death as “29.04.2015 ...

Facebook being used for human smuggling operations: Report

Tech2: Businesses are increasingly using social media – even the illegal ones. Now, even smugglers have taken to the Facebook to woo their clients. The human smugglers are offering desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe, according to ...

Royal Navy seizes two tons of cocaine: Drug smuggling tug intercepted at sea

Daily Mail: Around two tonnes of cocaine have been seized from a boat intercepted at sea by the Royal Navy and the Border Force. The ocean-going tug MV Hamal was intercepted by the frigate HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter Valiant about 100 miles east of the ...

Cell constituted to curb red sanders smuggling

The Hindu: Six teams of police officials and personnel would keep a round-the-clock vigil against red sanders smuggling, to function under the supervision of Kadapa Faction Zone DSP B. Srinivasulu and Special Branch DSP Rajagopala Reddy, the SP said while ...

Actress Neetu Agarwal who funded red sanders smuggling held

The Indian Express: An actress, Neetu Agarwal, was arrested from her Hyderabad home on Sunday morning for allegedly financing red sanders smuggling activities through her lover Kondampalli Mastan Vali, police said. Vali was arrested on April 21 on charges of red sanders ...

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RED SANDERS SMUGGLING..

Vehicle scanners mooted to check red sanders smuggling

The Hindu: Vehicle scanners and integrated check-posts comprising personnel from different law-enforcing agencies have been proposed to prevent smuggling of red sanders and other contraband along the Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu border. Chittoor Superintendent ...

IN THE MEDITERRANEAN..

Human smuggling ship raided

Daily Sabah: Coast Guards and gendarmerie units launched an anti-human smuggling operation yesterday in the Mediterranean province of Mersin, detaining 350 migrants, most of whom were Syrians seeking passage into European countries along with several human ...

Italian Investigations Highlight Cruelty And Danger Of Migrant Smuggling

Huffington Post: Italian prosecutors this week revealed disturbing new allegations about the vast smuggling networks that are responsible for the recent increase in migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of migrants have drowned in recent years trying to ...

Italian Invest igations Highlight Cruelty And Danger Of Migrant Smuggling

Huffington Post: Italian prosecutors this week revealed disturbing new allegations about the vast smuggling networks that are responsible for the recent increase in migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of migrants have drowned in recent years trying to ...

David Cameron to consider deploying British forces to Libya to'smash

Telegraph.co.uk: David Cameron to consider deploying British forces to Libya to 'smash' smuggling gangs. HMS Bulwark, the Royal Navy's flagship, will be used for a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean as Ed Miliband accuses the Prime Minister of creating the ...

Gangs 'conspiring with officials to smuggle immigrants into EU

Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean are making the job of smuggling immigrants from North Africa into Italy easier and encouraging the illegal trade. “My understanding is that the facilitators are often phoning ...

conspiring with officials to smuggle illegal immigrants into EU

Search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean are making the job of smuggling immigrants from North Africa into Italy easier and encouraging the illegal trade. “My understanding is that the facilitators are often phoning ...

ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN..

Smuggling gangs treat African migrants more harshly than Syrians

Yahoo News UK: LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traffickers smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean are more likely to lock Africans, including women and children, into packed boat holds than Syrians and others from the Middle East, an official who ...

Facebook Being Used for Human Smuggling Operations: Report

NDTV: Businesses are increasingly using social media - even the illegal ones. Now, even smugglers have taken to the Facebook to woo their clients. The human smugglers are offering desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe, according to a ...

Exposed: The Godfathers of a £30bn trade in people smuggling

mirror.co.uk: The Godfathers of a vast network of people smugglers are making up to £30billion a year from their cruel trade. Merciless gangs “sell dreams” to the young men and women flooding across the Mediterranean to Europe. The dispossessed and desperate from ...

STEALING MORE..

Kentuck y whiskey'smuggling ring' charged with stealing more than a lifetime's

The Independent: Police say a whiskey smuggling ring has been busted in Kentucky after they charged nine people with stealing more bourbon that anyone could drink in a lifetime. The distillery workers were charged with engaging in organised crime. The alleged scheme ...

Kentucky whiskey'smuggling ring' charged with stealing more than a lifetime's

The Independent: Police say a whiskey smuggling ring has been busted in Kentucky after they charged nine people with stealing more bourbon that anyone could drink in a lifetime. The distillery workers were charged with engaging in organised crime. The alleged scheme ...

HUMAN SMUGGLING..

Mediterranean migrant crisis: Human smuggling arranged 'by global mafia via

The migrant crisis sheds light, once again, on illegal immigration and the problem of people smuggling. Latest estimates suggest that since the beginning of 2015, more than 31,500 migrants have reached Europe from north Africa. The majority of ...

Europe needs to arrest more 'Godfather-type figures in the people smuggling

According to Stephen Platt, a barrister and practitioner in financial crime prevention, European leaders need to focus on prosecuting the figure heads of human smuggling and trafficking networks, as well as clamping down on the financial bodies ...

Head of brutal human smuggling ring found guilty

Rocha's smuggling operation unraveled when the Virginia family of one of his victims dialed 911. That led to a raid on his property by Dimmit County sheriff's deputies, Homeland Security Investigations and Border Patrol agents. The jury found Rocha ...

Selling visas could help eradicate 'booming' human smuggling trade

Phys.Org: Dr Alice Mesnard, Reader in Economics at City, said: "Human smuggling is booming and has become an urgent concern for governments and civil societies across the world. "The death toll from trafficking is increasing rapidly and estimates suggest ...

Selling visas could help eradicate 'booming' human smuggling trade

Researchers say that using a new visa-selling economic model could help governments eradicate human smuggling . The policy, designed by economists at City University London and the Toulouse School of Economics, ...

Human smuggling scheme linked to PPB shooting - KOIN.com

Jemaell Diamond Riley and his girlfriend, Carli Anja Marshall, were apprehended by the Canadian Boarder Patrol. Marshall's friend, Dylan Richard McBee is accused of trying to smuggle them out of the United States, court ...

Human smuggling cases before Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments starting today in a series of cases that question the depth and breadth of Canada's human smuggling laws.

CIGARETTE SMUGGLING..

'Allegations about cigarette smuggling nothing new'

Eyewitness News: In a letter to Parliament, Lackay says British American Tobacco was involved in the smuggling of illicit cigarettes. The institute's Francois van der Merwe says similar claims had surfaced in other countries before. “Philip Morris has had these ...

Turkey, Bulgaria look to curb cross-border cigarette smuggling

Daily Sabah: Last month, 26 people, including customs officials, were arrested at Bulgaria's Kapitan Andreevo border crossing, situated across from the Kapıkule border crossing in Turkey. Along with them, Bulgarian security forces confiscated two trucks full of ...

First on EWN: BAT implicated in cigarette smuggling

Eyewitness News: ... learnt former South African Revenue Service (Sars) spokesperson Adrian Lackay claims evidence has emerged that British American Tobacco (BAT), a private investigation firm, and State Security Agency officials have been involved in cigarette smuggling.

Bulgarian Customs Officers, Police Officer, Forwarding Co CEO Charged with Cigarette Smuggling

The Plovdiv District Prosecutor’s Office has charged five people, including two customs officers, a Border Police officer, a manager of a freight forwarding company and an employee of the company, with cigarette smuggling. Hristo Palazov, customs officer at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point, has been charged with cigarette smuggling carried out on March 29. The shipment was worth BGN 39 ...

Lawmakers Crack Down on Cigarette Smuggling | Virginia

Lawmakers Crack Down on Cigarette Smuggling . OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A Republican state senator is trying desperately to crack down on cigarette trafficking from Virginia to the Northeast, which evidence suggests is ...

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