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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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- 4 months 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

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

3 sentenced to prison for smuggling people

- 1 week ago @ caller.com: Three people were sentenced to prison Thursday for their roles in an eight-year long undocumented people smuggling operation, a Department of Justice news release states. Homero Gonzalez-Carranza, 30, pleaded guilty to leading the smuggling ...

Former High Desert guard gets probation in smuggling case

- 1 week ago @ news3lv.com: LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 39-year-old former Nevada state prison guard was sentenced Thursday to three years' probation for his conviction on a felony marijuana prison smuggling charge. State Attorney General Adam Laxalt says Ronald Hunt could face up to ...

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Swiss join bid to combat refugee smuggling

The Local.ch: Switzerland, Germany and Italy are preparing to launch a joint task force to detect and dismantle networks smuggling refugees and migrants into Europe, Swiss authorities said on Friday. Med migrant death toll 'rises above 2,000' (04 Aug 15); Ticino ...

Four arrested in alleged human smuggling ring in Harris County

KTRK-TV: Investigators said the family drove to Texas and agreed to pay human smugglers $2,000 for their brother's passage into the United States. The smugglers demanded $900 more once the family arrived into the area. Constable Herman said that's when the ...

Libyans protest against smugglers after up to 200 drown off coast

The Guardian: Protests against the smuggling trade are not unprecedented in Zuwara. Some residents also rallied in the summer of 2014 after bodies washed up on Zuwara's shore. But the practice continues in the absence of law and order and amid indifference from some ...

​Smuggling, corruption rife on Ukrainian-Hungarian border

Kyiv Post: Frontex, an EU watchdog that monitors the 28-nation bloc's external border controls, says few smuggling cases are detected here on the Hungarian border. Nevertheless, the small, Hungarian border city of Záhony is known as a hotbed for organized crime ...

Arrests made in smuggling deaths of 71 migrants in Austria

Press Herald: Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria's main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday.

Gunrunner gets 18 years for smuggling firearms into Brooklyn through 'iron

New York Daily News: A gunrunner was sentenced to 18 years behind bars on Thursday for smuggling over 100 firearms into Brooklyn through the so-called “iron pipeline.” Michael Quick, 34, pleaded guilty earlier this month to criminal sale of a firearm and criminal ...

Correctional officer accused of smuggling contraband into jail

CRESTVIEW — A state correctional officer has been arrested for smuggling contraband into the Okaloosa Correctional Institution. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General arrested Correctional Officer Tracy Diana Mobley as part ...

CBP supervisor's wife arrested in immigrant smuggling case

El Paso Times: The wife of a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisor was arrested Wednesday on charges of conspiring with her husband to smuggle undocumented immigrants, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday. Supervisory CBP Officer Lawrence ...

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4th Texas Soldier Convicted of Smuggling Illegal Immigrants

Breitbart News: The most recent conviction took place Wednesday morning in this border city when 25-year-old Yashira Marie Perez-Morales went before U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, where she pleaded guilty to the charge of human smuggling, information provided to ...

On Snake Smuggling, Lion Killing, and Fish Crimes

Pacific Standard: A creep of smuggled Hermann's tortoises. (Photo: belizar/Shutterstock). Earlier this month, a social worker from Florida pleaded guilty to buying, selling, transporting, and bartering at least 59 illegal snakes, according to the Department of Justice ...

Fourth Soldier Pleads Guilty to Smuggling

KRGV: Eric Alexander Rodriguez, Brandon Troy Robbins and Christopher David Wix also pleaded guilty to human smuggling. Prosecutors said the soldiers were successful on several occasions. They said one soldier was even wearing his service uniform while ...

14 of the boldest smuggling attempts

Business Insider: Earlier this week, Evelio Padilla, a 28-year-old Honduran immigrant, pleaded guilty in federal court to attempting to smuggle drugs into the country using scuba-diving gear and an underwater, cross-border tunnel. "Drug smugglers will try anything to ...

Man sentenced for smuggling Chinese immigrants into AZ

Zhu Qu "Steven" Tan pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens in June 2014.                

South Florida Man Pleads Guilty In Smuggling Case Of Yasiel Puig

A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in return for a sizable cut of the outfielder's multimillion-dollar salary.

Man enters guilty plea in smuggling of Puig

A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in return for a sizable cut of the outfielder's multimillion-dollar salary.

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Drug counselor caught allegedly smuggling drugs, cellphones into prison

Sacramento Bee: A woman contracted to help inmates overcome addiction was stopped earlier this month as she allegedly tried to enter a state prison in Imperial County with illegal and prescription drugs, booze, tobacco, cough syrup and dozens of cell phones. It's not ...

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Gold smuggling from Bhatkal: See how innovative they are

Oneindia: Bengaluru, Aug 27: The Customs and Central Excise, Goa is handling a very interesting case relating to gold smuggling. This incident which involved two residents of Bhatkal who were attempting to smuggle gold tells us the kind of things smugglers do in ...

3 Held in Nagpur for Smuggling Gold Biscuits

NAGPUR: Three persons, including a woman, were arrested here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold biscuits worth over Rs 37 lakh which they had hidden in their rectum, police said today. The precious metal was seized from the trio near Nagpur railway ...

Two court for smuggling gold worth $300000

New Zimbabwe.com: TWO men who tried to smuggle gold worth $300,000 out of the country in the fuel tank of their car have appeared in court in the border town of Plumtree, where two South Africans were also arrested for gold smuggling earlier this month, it was reported ...

Two in Zim court for smuggling gold worth R3.8m

News24: Plumtree - Two men who tried to smuggle gold worth R3.8m out of Zimbabwe in the fuel tank of their car have appeared in court in the border town of Plumtree, where two South Africans were also arrested for gold smuggling earlier this month, it was ...

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Briton Scott Stammers pleads guilty to North Korean drug smuggling plot

The Guardian: Briton Scott Stammers pleads guilty to North Korean drug smuggling plot. British man facing 10 years to life in prison for planning to smuggle 100kgs of pure methamphetamines into the United States. The North Korean methamphetamines were described as ...

Drug smuggling granny faces prison for new convictions

ALBION — A village woman on probation for smuggling drugs to her grandson in state prison now faces her own prison sentence after she admitted to violating probation by filing false documents to get a pistol permit and Social Services money. Elsie ...

Third person charged in jail drug-smuggling investigation

WCYB: Third person charged in jail drug-smuggling investigation. By Lenny Cohen, Digital Media Manager, LCohen@wcyb.com. POSTED: 3:46 PM Aug 25 2015 UPDATED: 3:55 PM Aug 25 2015. Text Size: Small Text; Medium Text; Large Text. Print ...

Illinois Man Denies Cancer Drug Smuggling Conspiracy Charge

ABC News: An Illinois man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiring with an online Canadian pharmacy to smuggle mislabeled, unapproved and, in two cases, counterfeit prescription drugs into the U.S. to sell to doctors. Ram Kamath appeared before U.S. Magistrate ...

Using Drones and Magnets, Drug Smugglers continue to Innovate

In the ongoing cat and mouse game of drug smuggling across the border, the smugglers continue to innovate, finding creative ways of getting drugs across the border from Mexico to the United States.

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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.

Two Plead Guilty in Border Drug Smuggling by Drone | American

It came by drone, federal authorities said Wednesday, making it the first cross-border seizure by U.S. law enforcement involving the new smuggle -by-air tactic. Two men pleaded guilty Tuesday to retrieving the drugs near ...

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