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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.
Texas Man Gets Prison After Smuggling Grenades for Mexican Cartel

- 4 days ago @ breitbart.com: LUBBOCK, Texas -- A Texas border man who smuggled grenade launchers for drug cartels has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison. On Monday evening in McAllen, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced 27-year-old Erik Perez Bazan to ...

Hidalgo man sentenced for smuggling weapons into Mexico

- 4 days ago @ ksat.com: McALLEN, Texas - A 27-year-old South Texas man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for smuggling munitions such as barrels for grenade launchers into Mexico. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Eric Perez-Bazan of Hidalgo ...

Salami-smuggling mob enforcer gets 15 years for gun rap

- 3 days ago @ suntimes.com: Rainone, 60, has previously served hard time for extortion, burglary and even for bribing a prison guard to smuggle Italian sausage and pasta into his jail cell. But Rainone's long criminal history meant an otherwise humdrum gun conviction came with a ...

Outfit enforcer gets 15 years in prison for gun conviction

- 3 days ago @ chicagotribune.com: In 2010 he was convicted of bribing a corrupt guard to smuggle him salami and other Italian food into a Wisconsin federal prison. On Wednesday, a considerably older and grayer Rainone stood silently in federal court as a judge handed down what will ...

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Crew of PIA flight taken into custody over smuggling allegations

Crew of PIA flight taken into custody over smuggling allegations. September 21, 2014 - Updated 1120 PKT From Web Edition. LAHORE: Custom authorities took crew of PIA's flight from London into custody on Sunday after recovering mobile phones and ...

German tourist busted at Costa Rica airport smuggling 400 animals is released

Tico Times: Lizards, snakes, frogs and tadpoles were among the 400-plus animals that a German man attempted to smuggle out of Costa Rica on Sept. 9, 2014. (Courtesy of SINAC). Tourist Maciej Oskroba headed back to his home country of Germany on Thursday just ...

Surge in gold smuggling prior to Diwali

The Hindu: Investigators said the unusually high number of seizures this month indicated a steep increase in gold smuggling prior to the Diwali and Christmas-New Year shopping season. The domestic demand for gold ornaments traditionally peaked during the season.

Utah lawyer guilty of alien smuggling, visa fraud

Washington Times: The 46-year-old lawyer pleaded guilty in federal court in Salt Lake City Thursday to conspiracy to commit visa fraud and alien smuggling. Prosecutors say he helped fraudulently obtain work visas for thousands of foreign national workers who already ...

Smuggling illicit fags on the rise

Last week the media had the opportunity to witness a major detection of illicit cigarettes made in the recent past. It was conducted by the Revenue Task Force(RTF) of the Sri Lanka Customs.

Duo detained for smuggling rifles and ammunition in Langkawi

Police detained a couple, an African man and Thai woman for smuggling seven Italian-made Benelli Agro rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition of various types on Thursday.

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The militant group which controls a huge swathe of territory in Syria and Iraq has unleashed terror by killing hundreds of people including two American journalists and a British aid worker in recent times.

Salt Lake Attorney sent to prison in immigrant smuggling case

Salt Lake Tribune: A Salt Lake City attorney was sentenced to four years and eight months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of smuggling of foreign nationals and visa fraud. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson sentenced James Hector Alcala, 46, after he ...

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Islamic State Funds Push Into Syria and Iraq With Labyrinthine Oil-Smuggling

Wall Street Journal: The Islamic State is funding its rapid push into Syria and Iraq with a labyrinthine oil-smuggling operation that starts at seized Syrian oil fields, goes through makeshift refineries and can end up in jerrycans carried by mules into the hilly ...

Islamic State: Can US cut off its oil sales? (+video)

The Islamic State is believed to be producing between 25,000 and 40,000 barrels of oil per day, smuggling and selling it on the black market. In its effort to degrade the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), the US will aim to cut off the group's oil sales. 

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Man accused of smuggling cocaine in paint bucket

WBBJ-TV: HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- A suspected drug trafficker is accused of using a large bucket of paint to smuggle cocaine across West Tennessee. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, Alberto Nava, of Kentucky, was pulled over Wednesday for ...

Report: Aramark worker arrested, accused of drug smuggling at Gratiot County

MLive.com: ST. LOUIS, MI — A prison food worker is accused of smuggling drugs after five St. Louis Correctional Facility inmates were found with heroin, cocaine, marijuana and tobacco, according to the Associated Press. A Corrections Department spokesman ...

Fort Hood soldier given $25, 000 bond for smuggling immigrants

A federal judge has granted a $25,000 dollar bond and series of strict conditions for an active-duty soldier accused of smuggling illegal immigrants.

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Outfit enforcer gets 15 years in prison for gun conviction

Chicago Tribune: In 2010 he was convicted of bribing a corrupt guard to smuggle him salami and other Italian food into a Wisconsin federal prison. On Wednesday, a considerably older and grayer Rainone stood silently in federal court as a judge handed down what will ...

Hidalgo man sentenced for smuggling weapons into Mexico

KSAT San Antonio: McALLEN, Texas - A 27-year-old South Texas man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for smuggling munitions such as barrels for grenade launchers into Mexico. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Eric Perez-Bazan of Hidalgo ...

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Salami-smuggling mob enforcer gets 15 years for gun rap

Chicago Sun-Times: Rainone, 60, has previously served hard time for extortion, burglary and even for bribing a prison guard to smuggle Italian sausage and pasta into his jail cell. But Rainone's long criminal history meant an otherwise humdrum gun conviction came with a ...

Islamists bankrolled by large-scale African drug-smuggling operation

The Guardian: Islamist groups in northern Mali are paying local drivers to smuggle drugs and migrants across the desert for shipment to Europe, according to sources in Timbuktu. Smuggling operations are the financial backbone of Islamist groups such as al-Qaida in ...

US Soldier Allegedly Smuggled Illegal Aliens Into Texas

Breitbart News: LUBBOCK, Texas — A U.S. Army soldier in uniform allegedly tried to smuggle illegal aliens into Texas, according to court records obtained by Breitbart Texas. Authorities claim the soldier attempted to drive across a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint with ...

Salami-smuggling mob enforcer gets 15 years for gun rap

Mob enforcer Mario Rainone once bribed a jail guard to smuggle salami and pasta into his cell — just like the wiseguys in “Goodfellas.” If he ever wants to enjoy the garlicky smack of fine Italian dining again, it’s a trick he’ll probably have to repeat. A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced him to 15 years in prison. It may prove to be a life sentence for the once feared 60-year-old Outfit ...

Islamists bankrolled by large-scale African drug-smuggling operation

Militant groups paying west African drivers up to £8,600 to transport cocaine to Europe under noses of UN peacekeepers Islamist groups in northern Mali are paying local drivers to smuggle drugs and migrants across the desert for shipment to Europe, according to sources in Timbuktu. Smuggling operations are the financial backbone of Islamist groups such as al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim ...

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Man accused in unsuccessful attempt at drug smuggling

Yuma Sun: A 33-year-old Yuma man was arrested during a smuggling attempt Friday at the U.S. Port Entry at San Luis, Ariz. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the man, whose name was not released, was caught with a combined 30 pounds of cocaine ...

Prison Worker Arrested In Drug Smuggling Case After Inmates Found With

CBS Local: LANSING (WWJ/AP) - Authorities say a food worker at a Michigan prison has been arrested in connection to smuggling drugs after five inmates at the St. Louis Correctional Facility were found with heroin, cocaine, marijuana and tobacco. Corrections ...

Prison Worker Arrested In Drug Smuggling Case After Inmates

LANSING (WWJ/AP) - Authorities say a food worker at a Michigan prison has been arrested in connection to smuggling drugs after five inmates at the St. Louis Correctional Facility were found with heroin, cocaine, marijuana ...

Child Crossings Down, Mexican Drug Smuggling Continues

The number of Central American children crossing the Texas border may be down, but DPS said Mexican cartels are still smuggling drugs and people into the Rio Grande Valley. Related: Governor Perry Undeterred By ...

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Fort Hood soldier charged with immigrant smuggling not an isolated case

In 2007, three Texas National Guard troops, who had been dispatched to the border to help stop illegal immigration, were charged with running an elaborate smuggling operation in which one of the soldiers would wave his co-conspirators through a Border ...

Fort Hood soldier allegedly smuggled immigrants through Border Patrol checkpoint

mySanAntonio.com: A soldier stationed at Fort Hood is in custody for allegedly smuggling transporting illegal aliens across. Photo By Courtesy of Cameron County Jail. A soldier stationed at Fort Hood is in custody for allegedly smuggling transporting illegal aliens ...

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