Smuggling News

Philly prison guard arrested for smuggling phones, drugs and other contraband to inmates

A Philadelphia prison officer was charged with accepting more than $ 11,000 in bribes to smuggle narcotics, cell phones and other contraband to inmates at the facility where he worked, said the US attorney’s office announced on Friday. Prosecutors said Haneef Lawton – a 13-year Department of Corrections veteran assigned …

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DOE, BIR and BOC sign agreement on information exchange against smuggling fuel

The Department of Energy (DOE), the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) to strengthen the government’s program against fuel smuggling by the information exchange and reconciliation. The agencies signed the memorandum of understanding on information exchange and …

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Grapes of Wrath – Why Argentina and Brazil are inundated with contraband wine

As contraband has exploded at the Argentina-Brazil border during the COVID-19 pandemic, wine appears to have been in particular demand, with a high-profile murder linked to its smuggling. In mid-May, lawyer Juan María López was shot dead in Bernardo de Irigoyen, an Argentine border town near Brazil. Police found a …

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Soaring migrant smuggling strains resources and threatens life in Far West Texas, county judge says

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) – Several counties in rural West Texas have declared local states stricken due to a dramatic increase in migrant smuggling to the area, which they say threatens residents, businesses and puts the lives of migrants in danger. On Wednesday afternoon, the Presidio County Commissioners’ Court became …

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Nigerian dies for smuggling methamphetamine into Vietnam

By Phan Anh & nbsp26 May 2021 | 15:41 GMT + 7 Meth crystals and a bong placed next to it. Illustrative photo by Shutterstock. A Nigerian was sentenced to death on Tuesday for smuggling nearly six kilograms of methamphetamine from Cambodia to Vietnam. Theophilus Ugwu, 23, was charged with …

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Captain of capsized smuggler boat in Mission Bay sentenced

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man who was at the wheel of a boat that capsized last summer about 7 1/2 miles off Mission Bay was sentenced Monday to more than four years in custody for trafficking people and drugs on board the ship. Henrry Javier Garcia Valle, 38, of …

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San Diego man detained after almost unknowingly smuggling migrants across border – NBC 7 San Diego

A San Diego grandfather fears he will be deported soon for driving to the United States from Tijuana, Mexico with two undocumented people who he says slipped into his van. And according to some accounts, he is not the only one. “I’m afraid for my life. I don’t know what …

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Captain of contraband boat capsized off Mission Beach last year convicted – NBC 7 San Diego

A man who was at the wheel of a boat that capsized last summer about 7 1/2 miles off Mission Bay was sentenced Monday to more than four years in police custody for trafficking in people and drugs in on board the ship. Henrry Javier Garcia Valle, 38, of Sinaloa, …

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Spanish Police Bust Smuggling Ring Led By Former Royal Navy Sailor

Spanish police force kills door in multi-site raid on smuggling network (Policia Nacional) operations Posted on May 24, 2021 2:34 PM by The maritime executive Spanish police have arrested ten people and impounded several boats as part of an alleged drug trafficking project run by a former Royal Navy sailor. …

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3 inmates for smuggling whale vomit worth ₹ 7 crore to Gujarat | Latest India News

The police recovered 5.35 kg of ambergris from them, worth approximately ₹7 crore in the international market. PTI | , Ahmedabad PUBLISHED MAY 23, 2021 3:39 p.m. IST Police arrested three people for allegedly smuggling ambergris, or whale vomit used in the manufacture of cosmetics, valued at around ₹7 crore, …

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