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Smuggling gangs entice migrants to cross the English Channel – BBC News – Oakland News Now

Oakland News Now – Smuggling gangs encourage migrants to cross the English Channel – BBC News – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. Days after the …

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‘Guerrilla tactics’ at sea: Smugglers make bold comeback after crackdown on frozen meat speedboat trade from Hong Kong to mainland China

Smugglers have used “guerrilla tactics” to transport frozen meat from Hong Kong to mainland China on speedboats in a daring comeback despite rampant trade crackdowns, police sources say. The shift in strategy came after authorities stepped up the fight against these illegal maritime operations, following the death of a police …

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“I smuggle national news films out in my pants” – says former Ampthill news producer

Helen Armitage of Ampthill has had an illustrious television and news career for over 40 years, 12 of them at Channel 4 News. She worked there as a European producer from 1984 to 1992, and her work took her all over the world, including covering the fall of the Berlin …

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How do smugglers’ gangs exploit the Channel crossings?

Concerns were expressed over human trafficking after at least 31 people died in a dinghy attempting to cross the Channel from France. Authorities on both sides of the water have been playing cat and mouse with criminal gangs for years as the way they operate changes to reflect the times. …

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EU’s Borrell and Tadjik FM discuss Afghan border security and need to stop migrant smuggling

European Union foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell held talks with Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin on Monday on ways to maintain security at the Tajik-Afghan borders. Speaking at the 17th EU-Central Asia ministerial meeting, top diplomats spoke of Tajikistan’s concern over the threat of extremism and organized crime fueled by …

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Trio of drug dealers boast ‘we’re going to hit the jackpot’ in over £ 4.5million undercover sting

Three men who used a moving company as a cover for their drug trafficking were arrested after police overheard them bragging about their plans at a cafe. Mark Youell, 64, was heard telling his partners Alfred Rumbold, 65, of Orpington, and Brian Wright, 73: “We’re going to hit the jackpot.” …

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Authorities thwart wine smuggling offer in Jeddah

DJEDDAH: More than 18 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, children around the world continue to face challenges caused by disruptions to their regular education and socialization. Parents, teachers, educational institutions and governments have continued to put the well-being of younger generations at the top of their priorities, …

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EU plans to make 1,400 arrests for human trafficking in 2022

A leaked internal document revealed details of dozens of operational plans to crack down on migrant smugglers next year, including a target of more than 1,400 arrests – mostly under the auspices of EU border agency Frontex . Some are run by individual Member States, others by EU agencies like …

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Drugs smuggled into Ireland ‘inside horses and donkeys’, police meeting says

Criminals have stuffed packages containing drugs into low-value female horses and donkeys in an attempt to smuggle narcotics into the state, the Dublin City Council Joint Police Committee has learned. Fianna Fáil adviser Deirdre Heney said she found information about the practice, which involved inserting packets into animals’ vaginas before …

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New Mexico man arrested for allegedly hiding 67 illegal immigrants in van

A New Mexico man was arrested Tuesday after border patrol officers discovered 67 illegal immigrants concealed in the back compartment of a box van he was driving in West Texas. Javier Duarte, a 22-year-old who lives in Las Cruces, allegedly drove the white box truck near Alpine, Texas on Tuesday …

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