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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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For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

© Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo A local resident and a dog are silhouetted as a crippled freighter, left, carrying hundreds of refugees trying to migrate to Europe is towed by a Greek navy frigate at the coastal Cretan port of Ierapetra, Greece, on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. A smuggling ship carrying more than 700 men, women and children that broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach ...

Pakistani executed for heroin smuggling

A Pakistani convicted of heroin smuggling was executed in Al-Khobar on Thursday. Mohammed Rahman Mohammed Asghar had been "tried and found guilty of smuggling a large quantity of heroin into the Kingdom," the Saudi Press Agency said, quoting an Interior Ministry statement.© Copyright 2014 The Saudi Gazette. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

Filipino fuel smuggling bid foiled in Sabah

Malaysian security forces in Sabah have foiled a fuel smuggling bid when they stopped a cargo boat manned by Filipinos in waters off Sandakan's east coast. The boat carrying nine cooking gas cylinders and 17,300 liters of petrol was noticed by a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) patrol at about 10 a.m. on Thursday. MMEA District 17 enforcement chief Maritime Captain A. Razak Abdul ...

People-smuggling suspect denied bail

An Iraqi man facing three people-smuggling charges has been refused bail in a Perth court because of the seriousness of the alleged offences.

Two caught hiding in brush during smuggling attempt

KGBT-TV: Two people are in custody after allegedly smuggling marijuana at the Rio Grande River in Roma. It all happened Thursday around 5:30 a.m. in fields near the border. Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents found more than 540 pounds of pot after they saw ...

Multiple Suspects Arrested In Drug Smuggling Operation

KEYT: Around 3:30 a.m. Sheriff's deputies saw a white Dodge full size panel van in the San Simeon area, which has been the location of maritime smuggling activity. The deputies followed the vehicle and upon observing a vehicle code violation they stopped it ...

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Sarawak is one of the states in the country that has the highest number of cases of cigarette smuggling, said Royal Malaysian Customs Department deputy director-general (Enforcement and Compliance) Datuk Matrang Suhaili.

Smuggling Heroin: KSA beheads ninth Pakistani since mid-October

Frontier Post: RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a Pakistani for heroin smuggling, bringing to nine the number of Pakistanis executed in the country since mid-October. Mohammed Rahman Mohammed Asghar had been “tried and found guilty of smuggling a ...

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GOLD LEADS TO NEW SMUGGLING ROUTES..

Peru crackdown on illegal gold leads to new smuggling routes

Reuters: LIMA (Reuters) - A crackdown on illegal gold mining in Peru has spawned new smuggling routes through its porous border with Bolivia with some gangs using human mules, armored cars and light aircraft to evade capture. The gold is ghosted across jungles, ...

RPT-FEATURE-Peru crackdown on illegal gold leads to new smuggling routes

Reuters: LIMA Nov 25 (Reuters) - A crackdown on illegal gold mining in Peru has spawned new smuggling routes through its porous border with Bolivia with some gangs using human mules, armored cars and light aircraft to evade capture. The gold is ghosted across ...

FEATURE-Peru crackdown on illegal gold leads to new smuggling routes

Reuters: LIMA Nov 25 (Reuters) - A crackdown on illegal gold mining in Peru has spawned new smuggling routes through its porous border with Bolivia with some gangs using human mules, armored cars and light aircraft to evade capture. The gold is ghosted across ...

Peru crackdown on illegal gold leads to new smuggling routes

By Mitra Taj LIMA (Reuters) - A crackdown on illegal gold mining in Peru has spawned new smuggling routes through its porous border with Bolivia with some gangs using human mules, armoured cars and light aircraft to evade capture. The gold is ghosted across jungles, rainforest and Lake Titicaca on the mountainous border, and is then sold to dealers who process the precious metal for export out ...

HUMAN TRAFFICKING RING..

Spain: Police smash human trafficking ring smuggling Syrians to Europe

euronews: Spanish police say they have broken up a human trafficking ring smuggling people fleeing the Syrian conflict into Europe. At least 18 arrests were made in Madrid. Those detained include the suspected head of the operation, a Lebanese national. Police ...

Spanish police bust human trafficking ring smuggling Syrians

Press TV: Spanish police have busted a human trafficking ring which has been charging families escaping the foreign-backed militancy in Syria up to 10,000 euros (USD12,500) in order to smuggle them into Europe. A Spanish police spokesman said on Tuesday that ...

Spain smashes ring smuggling Syrians into Europe

The Daily Star: MADRID: Spanish police said Tuesday they have broken up a human trafficking ring that smuggled desperate families fleeing the conflict in Syria into Europe, charging up to 10,000 euros ($12,500) per person. Eighteen people were arrested in Madrid, ...

Spanish ring smuggling Syrians busted

Spanish police have busted a human trafficking ring which has been charging families escaping the foreign-backed militancy in Syria up to 10,000 euros (USD12,500) in order to smuggle them into Europe.

Spain smashes ring smuggling Syrians into Europe

Spanish police said Tuesday they have broken up a human trafficking ring that smuggled desperate families fleeing the conflict in Syria into Europe, charging up to 10,000 euros ($12,500) per person.

55 KG OF HEROIN..

Swiss police smash drug-smuggling ring, seize 55 kg of heroin

Reuters: ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police have arrested 15 people and seized 55 kg of heroin in raids to smash an international network smuggling drugs from Turkey to the Alpine country, police said on Tuesday. Raids on 20 homes in the town of Zug, south of ...

Swiss police smash drug-smuggling ring, seize 55 kg of heroin

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police have arrested 15 people and seized 55 kg of heroin in raids to smash an international network smuggling drugs from Turkey to the Alpine country, police said on Tuesday. Raids on 20 homes in the town of Zug, south of Zurich, also netted caches of money and weapons as well as a dozen cars, they said. The heroin had a street value of 10 million Swiss francs ($10.35 ...

CANADIAN ANTIQUES DEALER..

Canadian Dealer Pleads Guilty to Rhino Horns Smuggling Attempt

artnet News: A Canadian antiques dealer pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to smuggle two black rhino horns from New York to British Columbia, the Toronto Sun reports. "I knew I was violating the law," admitted Xiao Ju Guan (a.k.a. Tony Guan), during a hearing ...

Canadian Dealer Pleads Guilty of Rhino Horns Smuggling Attempt

artnet News: A Canadian antiques dealer pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to smuggle two black rhino horns from New York to British Columbia, the Toronto Sun reports. "I knew I was violating the law," admitted Xiao Ju Guan (a.k.a. Tony Guan), during a hearing ...

Rhino horn smuggling guilty plea entered by BC man

CBC.ca: A Canadian antiques dealer swept up in a U.S. crackdown on illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns pleaded guilty Tuesday to a wildlife smuggling charge. Xiao Ju Guan, also known as Tony Guan, entered the plea to a count of attempted smuggling in ...

Canadian pleads guilty in U.S. to attempted rhino horn smuggling

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Canadian antiques dealer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attempting to export black rhinoceros horns purchased in New York from undercover U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents. Xiao Ju "Tony" Guan, 39, pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to one of three charges against him as part of a plea deal to resolve a case U.S. authorities say stemmed from a ...

PLEADED GUILTY..

2 guilty of smuggling cell phone to federal inmate

Federal prosecutors say a former prison guard at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock has pleaded guilty to taking a $400 bribe for smuggling a cellular phone to an inmate. On Monday, 28-year-old Maggie Kay Comeaux, of Ball, pleaded guilty to one count of ...

2 guilty of smuggling cell phone to federal inmate

Washington Times: (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former prison guard at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock has pleaded guilty to taking a $400 bribe for smuggling a cellular phone to an inmate. On Monday, 28-year-old Maggie Kay Comeaux, of Ball, pleaded guilty to one ...

B.C. Antiques Dealer Admits Smuggling Rhino Horns, Elephant Ivory Into Canada

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver-area antiques dealer has pleaded guilty in an American court to attempting to import endangered rhinoceros horns into Canada in a smuggling operation that also saw carved elephant tusks and other items illegally transported across the border. Xiao Ju Guan, also known as Tony Guan, pleaded guilty Tuesday in a New York City court to one count of attempted smuggling. The 39 ...

GUILTY OF SMUGGLING..

B.C. man guilty of smuggling black rhino horns through Point Roberts

Bellingham Herald: Guan later admitted he had, in less than two years, smuggled “dozens of wildlife items containing rhinoceros horn, elephant ivory and coral,” worth more than $400,000. Horns of endangered rhinos have a thriving black market in China and Southeast Asian ...

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