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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.
Four Jailed For Smuggling 213 Bear Paws To China

- 2 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: HOHHOT, July 22 (Bernama) -- Four people including two Russians have been jailed between five and seven years for smuggling 213 bear paws from Russia to China last year.

Ex-baggage handler gets 11 years for drug smuggling

- 1 day ago @ philly.com: A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former airline employee to 11 years in prison for smuggling hundreds of thousands of dollars in cocaine and marijuana through checked luggage at Philadelphia International Airport. James Mickens, 30, of ...

PHL baggage handler gets 11 years in prison for drug smuggling

- 1 day ago @ philly.com: A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former airline employee to 11 years in prison for smuggling hundreds of thousands of dollars in cocaine and marijuana through checked luggage at Philadelphia International Airport. James Mickens, 30, of ...

Chinese Man Pleads Guilty in Sensor Smuggling Try

- 1 day ago @ abcnews.go.com: A Chinese national accused of trying to smuggle sensors made for the U.S. military has pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act. The U.S. attorney's office in Albuquerque announced Wednesday that 28-year-old Bo Cai also pleaded guilty to ...

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24th BGF gang member pleads guilty in prison smuggling case

WBAL Baltimore: Anderson will also serve three years of probation for his role in smuggling drugs and contraband inside of the Baltimore City Detention Center. According to his plea, while Anderson was in pretrial custody, he told corrections officers to bring in ...

Pot-smuggling freighter to be salvaged for $1.2 million

TACOMA (AP) — A drug-smuggling freighter that sank in Tacoma's Hylebos Waterway 18 months ago has been refloated and is being moved to Seattle in a salvage operation expected to cost at least $1.2 million. The 167-foot Helena Star sank in January ...

ICE cracks down on human smuggling in 'Operation Coyote'

KPHO Phoenix: Immigration and Customs Enforcement said stopping smugglers is one of their top priorities and they said they have a new way to do it. "When I arrived in 1994, they extorted me out of money," said Antonio Velazquez, who only speaks Spanish. He admits ...

Chinese man admits US military sensor smuggling

BBC News: A Chinese man has pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle sensors made for the US military to China. Bo Cai, who works for a Chinese technology firm, was arrested last year as he tried to board a flight home with a sensor hidden in a computer. His ...

Feds crackdown on Mexico border smugglers (+video)

In Operation Coyote, federal agents arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000.

Feds targeting smuggling rings to combat border crisis

azcentral: The federal government has begun targeting the money-laundering operations of smuggling organizations as part of an effort to counter an unprecedented surge in Central Americans, including unaccompanied children, who have been streaming across the ...

Oil smuggling finances Islamic State's new caliphate

Reuters UK: Larger shipments of crude, some of them from Najma, are also sold via smugglers to Turkish traders at vastly discounted prices of around $25 (£14.64) per barrel, they said. "We have confirmed reports showing that the Islamic State is shipping crude ...

Feds crackdown on Mexico border smugglers

Washington — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and ...

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Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

Washington Post: TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a coyote is ...

Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

Las Cruces Sun-News: TECUN UMAN, GUATEMALA >> The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a ...

Migration Spotlights Mexican 'Coyote' Smugglers

ABC News: The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?".

Migration puts spotlight on Mexican smugglers

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?"

Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?"

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Government arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

WKRC TV Cincinnati: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to ...

Gov't Arrests 192 on Immigrant Smuggling Charges

ABC News: The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood ...

Gov't Arrests 192 on Immigrant Smuggling Charges

US arrests 192 on immigrant-smuggling charges in Texas, seizes $625,000 in 'Operation Coyote'

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PHL baggage handler gets 11 years in prison for drug smuggling

Philly.com: A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former airline employee to 11 years in prison for smuggling hundreds of thousands of dollars in cocaine and marijuana through checked luggage at Philadelphia International Airport. James Mickens, 30, of ...

Ex-baggage handler gets 11 years for drug smuggling

Philly.com: A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former airline employee to 11 years in prison for smuggling hundreds of thousands of dollars in cocaine and marijuana through checked luggage at Philadelphia International Airport. James Mickens, 30, of ...

Once-famous drug smuggling freighter finally headed for scrap heap

KIRO Seattle: It was once a famous drug smuggling freighter seized in with 37 tons of marijuana stored in its cargo hold. Now, the Helena Star is finally headed for the scrap heap. Crews under contract with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources began ...

5 sentenced in connection with drug-smuggling ring

Pacific Daily News: Five defendants earlier this month were sentenced in connection with the Mateo Sardoma drug-smuggling operation. Sardoma was convicted by a federal grand jury of running a major drug-smuggling operation in Guam, according to Pacific Daily News files.

Frenchman jailed for 15 years for Bali drug smuggling

An Indonesian court jailed a Frenchman for 15 years Wednesday for smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali. Francois Giuily, 49, was arrested in January at Bali airport with more than three kilos (6.8 pounds) of the drug hidden in two plastic bags in his suitcase lining, according to prosecutors. The judge said the sentence was lower than requested, as ...

Once-famous drug smuggling freighter finally headed for scrap heap

It was once a famous drug smuggling freighter seized in with 37 tons of marijuana stored in its cargo hold. Now, the Helena Star is finally headed for the scrap heap.  Crews under contract with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources began raising the old ship from the bottom of the Hylebos waterway in Tacoma where it sank in January 2013.  Jim McLeish, who works next door, came ...

'Grey's Anatomy' Writer Tapped to Adapt Drug Smuggling Movie for

Bearman's Coronado piece, first published on the Atavist, told of how starting in 1969, a hippie teacher in the sleepy naval beach town of Coronado, Calif., and some high school students came up with the idea of smuggling  ...

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Homeland Security operation targets human smuggling

FOX 29: SAN ANTONIO -- The Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement is making it clear to smugglers - they're coming after them. Operation Coyote started one month ago. Homeland Security is targeting human smuggling operations ...

Border crisis: US targets money launderers to track child smugglers

Los Angeles Times: Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, in short-sleeve shirt, and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on June 25 visit a facility in Nogales, Ariz., holding about 900 migrant children. Last month, Johnson sent 60 additional human smuggling investigators to field ...

U.S. announces arrests in border crackdown on human smuggling

U.S. officials have made almost 200 arrests and seized more than $625,000 in illicit profits in a month-long crackdown on human smuggling in response to an influx of illegal immigration into Texas, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the campaign underscored the government's pledge that U.S. borders were not open to illegal ...

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Chinese Man Pleads Guilty in Sensor Smuggling Try

ABC News: A Chinese national accused of trying to smuggle sensors made for the U.S. military has pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act. The U.S. attorney's office in Albuquerque announced Wednesday that 28-year-old Bo Cai also pleaded guilty to ...

Brooklyn principal tried to smuggle heroin, prescription drugs into upstate

New York Daily News: A highly touted Brooklyn principal was yanked from her post Monday, three days after state police caught her trying to smuggle heroin into a maximum-security prison upstate with a 10-year-old in tow, city education officials said. Public School 28 ...

Two women arrested smuggling a child to Syria

The Daily Star: “General Security arrested F.M. and S.A. when they were leaving to Syria through the Abboudieh border crossing, over their attempt to smuggle a girl to Syria with documents that do not belong to her,” a General Security statement said. Advertisement ...

Brooklyn Principal, Boyfriend Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

CBS Local: NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A highly praised school principal is facing up to eight years behind bars after she allegedly participated in a scheme to smuggle drugs into a prison. State police say Sadie Silver — who made headlines for a dramatic ...

U.S. investigators focus on money laundering linked to border crisis

The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.

Man Busted For Using Baby To Smuggle Oxycodone In Skittles

A Long Island man was arrested for smuggling oxycodone pills in Skittles bags to a two-month-old baby in Vermont, the New York Daily News reports. Michael Foreste, known as the “Taste the Rainbow” peddler, was sending ...

Couple tried to smuggle in SUV: Cops - Ottawa Sun

The maximum penalty for the smuggling charge upon conviction under the Customs Act is a fine of not more than $500,000 or imprisonment for up to five years or both (by indictment). When bringing a car purchased stateside ...

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