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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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Sri Lanka - Australia cooperation in boat arrivals reverses migration patterns

Co-operation between Sri Lanka and Australia on fighting people-smuggling has reversed migration patterns, with thousands more Sri Lankans arriving as skilled workers while the flow of illegal boats, has now stopped, the Australian reported.

A Bronx Tale About Heroin Smuggling Two men, one of whom is an MTA bus driver, have been arrested in convoluted international heroin smuggling case in New York City. The Smoking Gun reports that Boubacar Traore touched down at JFK International Airport last Thursday after flying in from ...

Monitoring in BOC pushed

The institutionalization of a “third party monitoring system” to further promote transparency and accountability in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is being pushed at the Lower Chamber. Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento, Secretary General of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s Liberal Party, said such anti-corruption scheme is needed to stamp out the corruption and smuggling within the bureau. He ...

Smuggling, trafficking not the same

Human trafficking, human smuggling and drug trafficking are phrases frequently used in discussions about illegal immigration, often because they are thought to be intertwined.

Schoolchildren used to smuggle iPhones into China, report says

CNET: Luxury goods and electronics, such as Apple's iPhone, are so desirable in underground markets in China that schoolchildren are being targeted for smuggling, according to a recent report. Since the beginning of the year, Chinese customs officials have ...

High Cigarette Taxes Turn Smokers Into Smugglers

DailyFinance: |GOV0071.JPG|GOV|Adults|Americans|Blue|Cigarettes|Color Getty Images The conclusion from a recently released report on cigarette taxes and cigarette smuggling from the Tax Foundation may sound obvious. The Washington, D.C.-based think tank found ...

Racine woman accused of smuggling pot to inmate in spine of a book

A Racine woman was charged Wednesday with delivering marijuana after she was accused of trying to smuggle three joints to a jail inmate by hiding them in the spine of a book, the Journal Times reports. Serena A. Contreras, 26, charged in the smuggling ...

China holds staff from Japanese group on suspicion of smuggling

Financial Times: Three employees at a unit of the Japanese trading company Marubeni have been detained on suspicion of smuggling in China in an apparent investigation into tax payments on imported soyabeans. The detention of the three Chinese nationals in Shandong ...


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Bolivia Approves Downing of Drug-Smuggling Planes

ABC News: A new Bolivian law authorizes the country's military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine, though it cannot yet be put into practice because it doesn't have sufficient radar coverage. The law signed Tuesday by President Evo Morales ...

Bolivia authorizes military to shoot down drug-smuggling planes, but first it needs radar

A new law in Bolivia authorizes the military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine.


Corrections Officer Accused of Smuggling Contraband to Prisoners

NBC4 Washington: A 51-year-old corrections officer is accused of smuggling items to D.C. prisoners in exchange for money. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Darren Malry worked for the Corrections Corporation of America, which contracted him out to the D.C. Jail.


SLO County aims to get a new boat for recovery and panga patrol

New Times SLO: So far, 62 people have been arrested locally on suspicion of being involved with the smuggling operations; 35 of them are currently in SLO County jail awaiting prosecution. Parkinson said that while drug and human smuggling are often an issue of ...

China confirms three Marubeni employees detained

The customs authority in the Chinese port city of Qingdao has detained three Chinese employees of a subsidiary of the Japanese trading giant Marubeni Corp <8002.T> on suspicion of smuggling, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. A spokesman at the Japanese trading house said earlier that the employees worked at a Chinese unit of Columbia Grain, Inc, its subsidiary.


New Boat To Fight SLO County Drug Smuggling

KEYT: County Sheriff Ian Parkinson urged the board to accept the Stonegarden Federal Grant, which his agency will use to deal with the growing number of smuggling boats showing up on Central Coast shores. In the past two years, there have been 12 ...

Drug operation targets smuggling group

Monitor: MISSION — Authorities accused three men of drug smuggling after capturing them at a local sporting goods store as part of a complex investigation that began in Starr County. Tuesday morning, 41-year-old Avelino Zetina Garfias, 22-year-old Juan ...

Funding for boat to fight drug smuggling wins supervisors' approval

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office was granted a request Tuesday to spend nearly a half-million dollars in federal grants on a new boat and other equipment to combat international drug smugglers — but not without scrutiny from the county ...

Cop cleared of drug smuggling charge

Mumbai Mirror: The investigators, the defence contended, had also failed to follow procedures listed under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), starting from the time they received information about the alleged drug smuggling attempt to the ...

Bolivia approves downing of drug-smuggling planes

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A new Bolivian law authorizes the country's military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine, though it cannot yet be put into practice because it doesn't have sufficient radar coverage.

New Boat To Fight SLO County Drug Smuggling

San Luis Obispo County will use a $493,013 federal grant to watch for and respond to drug smuggling boats along the Central Coast.

Blazing Cat Fur: Prison imam held for drug smuggling

The Makkah Prison Authority has arrested a man for smuggling 500 narcotic tablets into a prison, local media reported. The man, who works as an imam and Qur'an teacher at the prison, was stopped by a guard who noticed ...


Pa. Machine Co. Charged With Smuggling Goods To Iran

Law360, New York (April 23, 2014, 7:55 PM ET) -- A Pennsylvania precision machine manufacturer and its CEO face criminal charges in connection to an alleged conspiracy to export to Iran machinery used to make automobile and aircraft parts in violation ...

Man who slashed throat in Clackamas County courtroom pleads guilty to

The Oregonian: A man charged with smuggling a razor into the Clackamas County Courthouse took a stab at defending himself Tuesday before pleading guilty. Just before his trial was to begin, Terry Lee Barnes admitted to a one count of unlawful possession of a ...

DC corrections officer Darren Malry charged with smuggling cell phone to

WJLA: By The Associated Press. April 23, 2014 - 07:52 am. Email; Print. Decrease Increase Text size. WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a corrections officer at a Washington jail has been charged with smuggling a cellphone to an inmate for money.

Couple charged with smuggling cell phone inside prison | Regional

A Bethlehem man and his wife, already facing charges in connection with a homicide case, have been busted for smuggling a cell phone behind bars.


Feds charge Hetran with smuggling lathe machine to Iran

Republican & Herald: ORWIGSBURG - The United States Department of Justice on Wednesday charged Hetran Inc. at Pinedale Industrial Park with evading export reporting requirements and with attempting to smuggle a lathe machine to Iran in violation of U.S. export regulations.

Diesel smuggling thwarted

Customs officers of Shuwaikh Port thwarted an attempt to smuggle 20 containers of diesel to a branch of a local company in another GCC country. According to sources, an inspector suspected the containers and opened it to discover it contained a type of ...

Moroccan dad caught smuggling daughter into Spain inside SUITCASE

Daily Mail: Although Kanaan faces a fine for trying to smuggle his daughter into the country in the hope of giving her a better life, a judge has ruled that she can live with her father for as long as he works in Spain, adding that she will also be allowed to ...

Man jailed for smuggling cocaine in his trousers A man who attempted to smuggle a kilo of cocaine into the UK inside a pair of trousers has been jailed for five years. Hungarian national Sandor Malnai, 49, was stopped by Border Force officers who spotted a pair of "unnaturally stiff" green cord ...

Cargo Ship, Tankers Detained For Smuggling Diesel

PASIR PUTEH, April 22 (Bernama)-- A cargo vessel and two tankers were detained for attempting to smuggle 70,900 litres of subsidised diesel worth RM147, 000 in Tok Bali here last night.


Three people who took part in a scheme to smuggle unauthorized immigrants through a hole in a U.S.-Mexico border fence, and then fly them elsewhere in the country, were sentenced Monday in federal court.

Trying to smuggle gold into Indian man swallows $23, 000

Twelve gold bars weighing nearly a pound and worth US$23,000 were found inside the stomach of an Indian businessman who tried smuggling the precious metal into the country from Singapore. According to The Indian ...


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