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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.
SAN ANTONIO - A 23-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in

- 1 week ago @ ksat.com: The DOJ said Jesus Cardenas' brother, Luis Cardenas, who was also convicted in February of two counts of smuggling ammunition from the U.S., was paid to transfer the ammunition to Jason Vega, 31, who then transported it to Del Rio. Border Patrol agents ...

Gibraltar tobacco smuggling cost EU €700m in tax revenue over four years

- 1 week ago @ elpais.com: Tobacco smuggling in Gibraltar between 2010 and 2013 deprived finance ministries across the European Union of an estimated €700 million in tax revenue, according to a report by the EU's anti-fraud office, OLAF, sent to the governments of Spain and the ...

Gibraltar smuggling cost EU €700m in tax revenue over four years

- 1 week ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Spain begins judicial investigation into contraband tobacco at OLAF anti-fraud office’s recommendation

Texas man sentenced in weapons smuggling ring destined for Mexico

- 1 week ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: A South Texas man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison over a weapons smuggling ring linked to more than 15,000 rounds of ammunition meant for Mexico.

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Turkey closes 233 gas stations amid crackdown on smuggling

Hurriyet Daily News: Turkey has shut down over 230 gas stations for selling smuggled fuel over the past 15 months, the Customs Ministry has announced, amid the struggle against illegal oil sales, which have reached alarming levels due to turmoil in neighboring Iraq and Syria.

Smuggling thrives in India due to high import duty

BDlive (blog): Recently, the Indian government released figures that showed a substantial increase in gold smuggling. Between April and June the government intercepted $44m worth of smuggled gold at the country's airports. That compares with $82m in the year ended ...

The Incredible History of Jewish Smuggling

Jewish Daily Forward: A Jew arrives at Israel's Haifa port, trying to smuggle two bags of coffee. “What do you have in the bag?” the customs officers ask him. “Bird feed,” he replies. “Since when do birds eat coffee?” “They'll eat it if they want; if they don't, they won't ...

Guilty Plea Set in Cuban Ballplayer Smuggling

ABC News: The accused leader of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin. A federal judge set a Friday afternoon ...

Guilty plea set in Cuban ballplayer smuggling

MIAMI (AP) -- The accused leader of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.

Smuggling between Sinai and Gaza still thriving

The Times of Israel: With Israel's attention focused on Hamas's cross-border attack tunnels into Israel, the smuggling of arms and goods from the Sinai Peninsula has continued and gained a boost from the flare-up of hostilities in the Gaza strip, according to Egyptian and ...

Feds: Air-smuggling attempt thwarted

Brownsville Herald: HARLINGEN — Four men said they paid $14,000 to be smuggled from Mexico to Houston, but were intercepted at Valley International Airport in Harlingen when they recently boarded a Mexican-registered plane at VIA, federal court records show.

US customs authorities arrest two men for alleged marijuana smuggling

Las Cruces Sun-News: He was turned over to ICE HSI agents to face federal drug smuggling charges. Another seizure was made about 12:50 p.m. after a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier entered the port from Mexico. A drug-sniffing dog indicated possibly narcotics were inside the vehicle.

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Two visitors accused of smuggling heroin, meth into prison

CALIPATRIA - Two women visiting inmates at Calipatria State Prison are accused to trying to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine into the prison on Sunday. Delores Ann Carrillo, 45, of Lancaster was visiting inmate Miguel Arellano, who has been ...

Spanish police nab woman smuggling 1.7kg cocaine in breast implants

RT: Although unusual, it is not the first time that Spanish police have encountered a woman trying to smuggle drugs by using breast implants. In 2012, police in Barcelona arrested a woman from Panama who was carrying just under 1.4 kilos of cocaine in her ...

Woman Caught Smuggling 3.7 Pounds of Cocaine Inside Breast Implants

A woman has been caught trying to smuggle 3.7 pounds of cocaine through Madrid International Airport inside her breast implants. The 43-year old Venezuelan women was said to have appeared nervous after arriving at the airport on a flight from Colombia.

New gold exporter arrest sign of crackdown on smuggling

Reuters India: The managing director of jeweller, Ashwin Gold, was arrested last week after the firm allegedly trying to smuggle 10.5 kg of gold meant for export into the domestic market, said Safeena AN, development commissioner of the Cochin special economic zone ...

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Man arrested on suspicion of people smuggling after lorry containing 15

Daily Mail: A man has been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling after a lorry containing 15 immigrants - including a 15-year-old boy - from Eritrea and Kashmir suffering from dehydration were found at a service station in Ilminster. One of the stowaways ...

Benin Arrests 3 on Suspicion of Ivory Smuggling

Paw Nation: COTONOU - Three men -- two Guineans and an Ivorian -- were in custody in Benin on Friday on suspicion of ivory trafficking, police in the financial hub of Cotonou said. Thailand Ivory Seized. Credit: Associated Press. The trio were arrested in a hotel ...

Man arrested in N. Ireland over smuggling of 35 Afghans to London; 1 died in ship container

Northern Ireland police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of smuggling 35 Afghan immigrants into England in a shipping container, during which one man died.

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Smuggling syndicates hit Nestlé operations

Zimbabwe Independent: RAMPANT smuggling of food products into the country by an underworld network with military links is threatening to put Swiss-headquartered global food and beverages giant Nestlé's local operation, Nestlé Zimbabwe, out of business as it is undercutting ...

Smuggling syndicates hit Nestlé operations

RAMPANT smuggling of food products into the country by an underworld network with military links is threatening to put Swiss-headquartered global food and beverages giant Nestlé’s local operation, Nestlé Zimbabwe, out of business as it is undercutting the company through substantially less than fair value prices.

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7 charged with smuggling cell phone to accused Strip shooter Harris

KVVU Las Vegas: A plot to smuggle a cell phone to accused Strip shooter Ammar Harris was said to involve bribery and a box of chicken, and now seven people are charged in the case. Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto on Thursday announced the charges in ...

Man charged with smuggling after deaths of 2 migrants found in trunk

Los Angeles Times: A Los Angeles man accused of smuggling two migrants across the border could face enhanced charges after the migrants died after being found in the trunk of his vehicle, prosecutors said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors in San Diego charged Nicholas ...

Wexford woman pleas guilty to smuggling pills into jail inside her body

The 27-year-old, who was the second person to be charged with smuggling drugs into the Wexford County jail inside of her body, has made a plea.

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DOE: Oil smuggling on the rise

ABS CBN News: MANILA - Oil smuggling is again on the rise across the country especially in Mindanao, prompting the Department of Energy (DOE) to closely coordinate with the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to address concerns of oil industry players. Energy Secretary Carlos ...

DOE: Oil smuggling on the rise

Oil smuggling is again on the rise across the country especially in Mindanao, prompting the Department of Energy (DOE) to closely coordinate with the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to address concerns of oil industry players.

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Woman Arrested For Smuggling Cocaine In Her Breast Implants

Daily Caller: A woman from Venezuela is now under arrest in Madrid after smuggling in 1.7 kilograms of cocaine in her breast implants, according to the Australian Broadcasting Company. Police were checking passengers from a plane coming in from Bogota when the ...

Drugs mule caught smuggling £1.5m of cocaine in her breast implants

Metro: The 48-year-old Venezuelan woman was pulled aside by Spanish customs officials in Madrid's Adolfo Suarez Airport. She had arrived in the country on a flight from Columbia's capital, Bogotá, and was picked out by customs officers because she was acting ...

Woman Arrested For Smuggling 3.7 Pounds of Cocaine in

Overcome with nerves and the great burden of smuggling $2.5 million dollars' worth of drugs in her boobs, the woman confessed, and was taken to a local hospital where the implants were removed. Smuggling cocaine in ...

Spanish police nab woman smuggling 1.7kg cocaine in breast

A woman flying from Colombia has been arrested at Madrid's Barajas airport for carrying 1.7 kilograms of cocaine hidden in her breast implants. Police said her behavior was suspicious, which led to drugs agents intervening.

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