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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 ...
For first time, helicopter fires on suspected smuggling boat

- 1 week ago @ The goal, he said, is to stop the smugglers before they "become a greater danger to law enforcement personnel, innocent civilians on the water, and themselves." Three men were taken into custody and turned over to the Border Patrol. The panga was seized.

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- 1 week ago @ Two women were arrested here for smuggling fake Indian currency notes (FICN) from Bangkok, police said Saturday.

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Netanyahu criticises U.N. over Lebanon flare-up

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused United Nations peacekeepers on Sunday of failing to enforce a resolution barring Hezbollah guerrillas from smuggling weapons into Lebanon. In a phone call with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Netanyahu blamed Iran, Hezbollah's main sponsor, for Wednesday's flare-up that killed two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper in the worst ...

Death row Briton appeals for UK help

A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.

IRA smugglers behind Aussie cigarette racket

Irish Independent: The multi-million euro IRA cigarette smuggling ring busted by Spanish police at New Year had linked up with Malaysian-based racketeers supplying illicit tobacco to the Australian market, the Sunday Independent has learned.

Man arrested for smuggling cocaine in stereo speaker at JFK

New York Daily News: A New Jersey man was busted at Kennedy Airport with a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a hollowed-out stereo speaker, officials said Saturday. Port Authority police arrested Jose Rodriguez, 58, of Fort Lee on Wednesday as he attempted to board a ...

Jet skis are No. 1 with smugglers

U-T San Diego: Personal watercraft – often known by the brand names Jet Skis or WaveRunners -- are now the favorite mode of transportation for immigrant smugglers making a water crossing into San Diego, federal officials say. In fall 2013, 50 smugglers on personal ...

Victim of Calgary's latest homicide busted in drug smuggling ring in 1998

Calgary Sun: The man found dead on an Auburn Bay street Thursday was a convicted cocaine and heroin dealer once sentenced to 61/2 years for trafficking. Following an autopsy Friday, the man was identified by police as Cuong Hoang, 46, who also went by the name ...

New smartphone regulation may boost smuggling

Jakarta Post: The government's plan to require smartphone manufacturers to use local components may help the local cellphone industry, but trade observers warn that the restriction will also encourage smuggling. Beginning 2017, all 4G smartphone manufacturers will ...

Albor: Kadtong pag-ukay sa rice smuggling

ATONG tandogon kadtong pag-ukay sa rice smuggling sa nasod. Upat ka mga ahensya sa gobyerno nga nagsiksik sa mga anino sa palusot sa bugas humay nga giangkat sa lain-laing kanasoran. Ang National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ubos ni Dir. Virgilio Mendez, Dept. of Justice (DOJ) ubos ni Sec. Proceso Alcala ug Bureau of Customs (BOC) ubos ni Commissioner John Sevilla maoy nag-utingkay sa anomaliya ...


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