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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.
EU must unite to end people-smuggling disasters: IOM

- 1 week ago @ libyaherald.com: Over the past five years Libya has failed to deal effectively with illegal immigration an official from the UN-backed International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said. In an interview following the deaths of scores of migrants in the ...

Prison drug smuggling ‘can be stopped’

- 5 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: WA Police are cracking down on corruption, organised crime and the flow of contraband into the state’s jails with a permanent dedicated taskforce.

Former Playboy model jailed in Australia for role in drug smuggling ring

- 4 days ago @ foxnews.com: SYDNEY – Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia. Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, pleaded guilty in ...

Trio sentenced to prison in Miami for smuggling cocaine from Colombia

- 2 days ago @ miamiherald.com: U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard has sentenced three foreign crew members arrested on cocaine-trafficking charges after a U.S. Navy warship intercepted their small fishing boat in January hundreds of miles south of Guatemala in the Pacific Ocean ...

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Cartels making millions off of human smuggling

KHOU: El Paso -- Cartels have shifted smuggling operations to make millions of dollars off the mass migration of Central Americans and some now see higher profits from human smuggling than drugs. "Of course they adapted. They said that's a money maker.

How airport loos have become the epicentre of gold smuggling racket

Yahoo India News: "We have been noticing that toilets of Terminal 3 have become a meeting-cum-transit point for gold smugglers. Various airport staffers, including loaders and cleaners have been found involved in the racket. Toilets have become an exchange point as ...

Four arrested for ephedrine smuggling

The Hindu: The Kancheepuram district police have stumbled upon an ephedrine smuggling network, following the arrest of four persons, including an armed reserve police constable. Superintendent of Police C. Vijayakumar said that, on August 28, around 12.30 a.m., ...

La Joya police use grant money to fight human smuggling

KGBT-TV: La Joya Police Chief Geovani Hernandez said human smuggling is the biggest crime committed in La Joya. “It's a multibillion dollar industry so they got to keep pushing,” Corporal Miguel Flores, La Joya Police Department, said. “We might take two to ...

2 Mumbai women get bail in gold smuggling case

Times of India: PUNE: The court of chief judicial magistrate S S Nair on Monday granted conditional bail to two women from Mumbai, both sisters, who were arrested by the customs official at the Lohegaon airport on Sunday for trying to smuggle undeclared gold items, ...

K-9s & Border Patrol Catch 2 Mexican Nationals Smuggling Over $1 Million in

Breitbart News: SAN DIEGO, California – Mexican nationals smuggling over a total of $1 million worth of narcotics were apprehended in two separate incidents on the same day along the I-5 corridor through the cooperation of Border Patrol Agents and their K-9s. One of ...

MAF foils firearm smuggling attempt at Malaysia-Thailand border

: Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) personnel at the Pisau Raut, Tumpat security post here foiled an attempt by three men to smuggle in firearms into the country through the Malaysia-Thailand border. ...

Four Nepalese held for smuggling sandalwood

Gurgaon, Sep 1 (IANS) Four people from Nepal were arrested here and sandalwood worth Rs. 2 crore smuggled from Karnataka was seized from them, police said Monday.

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CARTELS RAMP UP HUMAN SMUGGLING..

Mexican Drug Cartels Ramp Up Human Smuggling Business Along US-Mexico

Fox News Latino: EL PASO, Texas (AP) – Recent waves of Central American immigrants arriving illegally in the U.S. have made human smuggling at least temporarily more lucrative for Mexican drug cartels, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security agent.

Mexican Cartels Ramp Up Human Smuggling

KWTX: Oscar Hagelsieb, the assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in El Paso, said the cartels have "clamped their claws" into human smuggling, though they haven't abandoned drug smuggling. He says U.S. authorities have ...

Mexican Cartels Ramp Up Human Smuggling

Mexican Cartels are profiting increasingly from human trafficking because of the surge in migrants from Central America trying to cross into the U.S., authorities say.

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Border Patrol busts drug smuggling attempt

KFMB News 8: PINE VALLEY (CNS) - A motorist trying to smuggle more than half-a-million dollars' worth of illegal drugs in her car was apprehended by federal agents at a routine East County U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint this weekend, authorities reported Monday.

Scots cocaine mule Melissa Reid warns youngsters drug smuggling is 'not smart

Irish Mirror: SCOTS drug mule Melissa Reid has warned youngsters not to follow in her footsteps and end up in jail abroad. Reid, who is in a Peruvian prison after being caught trying to smuggle £1.5million of cocaine out of the South American country, issued the ...

Melissa Reid warns youngsters drug smuggling is 'not smart, not big and

SCOTS drug mule Melissa Reid has warned youngsters not to follow in her footsteps and end up in jail abroad. Reid, who is in a Peruvian prison after being caught trying to smuggle £1.5million of cocaine out of the South American country, issued the ...

Smuggling boat with 20 aboard seized off Oceanside

Authorities have captured a boat that apparently was trying to smuggle 20 people into the U.S. from Mexico.

Hashish smuggling attempt foiled

 Border Guard patrols in Al-Tuwal foiled an attempt by two youths who were allegedly trying to smuggle 400 blocks of hashish into the Kingdom across the southern borders.

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20 Arrested in Sea-Bound Human Smuggling Attempt

NBC 7 San Diego: Border agents thwarted a human smuggling operation off the coast of San Diego County early Tuesday, arresting 20 people trying to enter the country illegally, authorities say. A 30-foot panga boat was first spotted around 1 a.m. Tuesday about 30 miles ...

Man charged in Texas human-smuggling operation

KPRC Houston: An indictment released Tuesday show Aranda-Soto originally was charged in 2010 for smuggling people into the country. Authorities say he was the head of a smuggling group when an auto accident that year led to the deaths of two undocumented workers ...

Lawsuit Seeks 7 New York Properties Allegedly Purchased Using Proceeds of Human Smuggling Operation

Since 2013, HSI, in coordination with Greek law enforcement authorities, investigated the human smuggling and visa fraud activities of Greek national.

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Man accused of smuggling classified information

WOODTV.com: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A Rockford man is facing federal prison time for selling military-grand weapons illegally and smuggling classified information out of Iraq. Justin Jangraw, a former US Army captain, is accused of running a weapons business ...

Pursuit ends with local man accused of smuggling

A midnight car chase that led Border Patrol agents into the hills near Sonoita resulted in the arrest of a local man on human smuggling charges. According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court, the arrest of Christopher Caudill of Patagonia began ...

jailer accused of smuggling drugs into jail

A Jefferson County jailer has been accused of attempting to smuggling contraband items into the jail he was guarding. Aaron Scott Winstead, 20, has been released on $10,000 bond, A court hearing is set for Sept. 15. Sheriff G.W. "Bud" McCoig said he ...

Spain apologises after Moroccan king accused of smuggling

Spain has been forced to apologise to King Mohammed VI of Morocco after police mistakenly stopped his two speedboats on suspicion they were smuggling drugs or illegal migrants. Civil Guard officers in a motorised launch ordered the speedboats and ...

Couple Accused of Smuggling Drugs into Galveston Jail

Jason Michael Smith, 31, and his girlfriend Amanda Clark, 21, are now charged with possession of a prohibited substance.

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Former Playboy model jailed in Australia for role in drug smuggling ring

Fox News: SYDNEY – Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia. Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, pleaded guilty in ...

3 arrested in drug smuggling case at McCarran

Along with working for U.S. Airways, Bledsoe had a second job as a delivery driver for UPS, according to his lawyer, Jonathan Powell, who said Bledsoe was “approached and targeted” by the smuggling ring. An American Airlines employee gave Bledsoe a ...

Conyers women arrested for drug smuggling

Rockdale News: The investigation began by the G1ac orgia Deptment of Corrections after it was discovered that drugs were being smuggled into a state prison, said Camp; the investigation involved Green's son and led back to her. An official from the Richmond County ...

Increase in Taiwanese arrests in Australia for drug smuggling

According to ministry statistics, a total of 50 Taiwanese nationals were arrested in Australia in 29 cases related to drug smuggling between 2009 and July 2014, said Bob Chen, deputy director-general of the ministry's Department of East Asian and ...

Brother of child-abusing mother who was part of Facebook paedophile ring among drug smuggling gang jailed for almost ...

Portsmouth dock worker Shaun Wilson, 46, who helped two gangs of cocaine smugglers, is the older brother of notorious paedophile, mother of nine, Tracy Lyons, 43.

Prison drug smuggling ‘can be stopped’

WA Police are cracking down on corruption, organised crime and the flow of contraband into the state’s jails with a permanent dedicated taskforce.

3 indicted in drug smuggling case at McCarran Airport

An airline worker based at McCarran International Airport used his security clearance to help pass off cocaine to passengers as part of a drug smuggling operation, a federal indictment stated.

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