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Former Fort Bragg staff sergeant gets 5 year sentence for smuggling $1 million out fo Afghanistan

Former Fort Bragg Staff Sgt. Tonya Long of Fayetteville was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday for smuggling more than $1 million out of Afghanistan, U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker's office said.
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- 1 week ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Drug smuggling police sergeant jailed! A police sergeant lost his appeal on Sunday and will spend four years in jail for taking four tramadol pills as a bribe to smuggle the tablets to a detainee in a police station.

Man sentenced for smuggling Chinese immigrants into AZ

- 1 week ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Zhu Qu "Steven" Tan pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens in June 2014.                

Three sentenced for €300m cocaine smuggling operation

- 2 days ago @ irishtimes.com: A man has been jailed for 10 years and two others for eight years each for attempting to smuggle almost €300 million of cocaine into the UK. Yacht skipper Jonathan Powell (71) was sentenced to 10-years in prison, while crew members Benjamin Mellor (34) ...

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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 ...

Peru may resume shooting down suspected coke-smuggling planes

Los Angeles Times: An upsurge in illicit air shipments of cocaine to Bolivia has prompted neighboring Peru to consider resuming a policy of shooting down small aircraft suspected of ferrying the drug, authorities say. That policy resulted in the mistaken 2001 shoot-down ...

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 ...

Smuggling Contraband Into Prisons Turns Drones Into Mules

IGN: By Seth G. MacySome tech-embracing smugglers have turned to drones to deliver contraband to associates behind prison walls. According to a report by The New York Times, just such a scenario played out at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, ...

Forget the 'war on smuggling', we need to be helping refugees in need

The Guardian: It has focused increasingly on tackling smuggling networks, reinforcing border control and deportation. Somehow European politicians have managed to turn a human tragedy into an opportunity to further reinforce migration control policies, rather than ...

Indonesia Sets Executions For 3 'Bali Nine' Drug-Smugglers

NPR (blog): Two Australians and a woman from the Philippines convicted nearly a decade ago of drug smuggling in Indonesia have been informed by authorities that their execution by firing squad is imminent. "Indonesian authorities today [Saturday] advised ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Operation Sesha: DRI ropes in 17 nations to check red sanders smuggling

The Indian Express: To rein in the rising smuggling of red sanders wood, the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) has reached out to 17 countries to bust organised syndicates of the smugglers of the precious wood and trace their origin. The programme — Operation ...

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 ...

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

The Independent: A whiskey smuggling ring has been busted in Kentucky after police charged nine people with stealing more bourbon that anyone could drink in a lifetime. The rogue distillery workers were charged with engaging in organised crime. Their scheme had begun ...

IN THE MEDITERRANEAN..

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 ...

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 ...

How cracking down on human smuggling helps criminals make millions of

Vox: But it's especially useful to read in light of the migrant crisis going on in the Mediterranean right now —where thousands have drowned attempting to reach Europe — because it shows how often countries' responses to human smuggling end up targeting ...

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 ...

HUMAN SMUGGLING..

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 ...

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

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.

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Pulaski County deputy arrested for smuggling items into jail

THV 11: Kyle Guyer (Photo: PCSO). 216 CONNECT 2 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Pulaski County jail deputy has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs, tobacco, candy and money to inmates. Kyle Guyer, 24, of ...

Border Patrol arrest drivers for smuggling 49 immigrants over 24 hours

mySanAntonio.com: U.S. Border Patrol agents have rescued 49 people hidden within several vehicles while drivers attempted to smuggle them undetected into the United States during the past two days. Photos provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show people ...

Three sentenced for €300m cocaine smuggling operation

Irish Times: A man has been jailed for 10 years and two others for eight years each for attempting to smuggle almost €300 million of cocaine into the UK. Yacht skipper Jonathan Powell (71) was sentenced to 10-years in prison, while crew members Benjamin Mellor (34) ...

Canadian trucker spared federal prison on smuggling charge

Buffalo News: Tonin Ndoja, 50, a Canadian trucker, was spared further federal custody Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara on his guilty plea to making a false statement to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer while attempting to smuggle an ...

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Drug smuggling police sergeant jailed! A police sergeant lost his appeal on Sunday and will spend four years in jail for taking four tramadol pills as a bribe to smuggle the tablets to a detainee in a police station.

Poverty forcing Afghans to smuggle gold through IGI

International smuggling syndicates seem to be using poor Afghan nationals to ferry gold into India.In one of the biggest seizure in past one year, Customs sleuths arrested an Afghan national...

Mad Genius Attempts To Smuggle So Many Damn Beers

I don't know how much beer costs at a Turkish soccer game, but I imagine the prices are just as exorbitant as they are here, and so I sympathize with this man's desire to sneak his own aclohol into the stadium. I admire his ...

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