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3 Arrested for smuggling ambergris or whale vomit worth Rs 7 Crore

Ambergis is a waxy substance produced in the intestines of sperm whales. (Representative) Ahmedabad: Police have arrested three people for allegedly smuggling ambergris, or whale vomit used in cosmetics, worth around Rs 7 crore, police said on Sunday. Ambergis is a waxy substance produced in the intestines of sperm whales. …

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Gun runner facing drug trafficking investigation inside Midlands Prison

A gang gun dealer – currently serving a 33-year prison sentence – is at the center of an investigation into suspected drug trafficking behind bars. Tests are currently underway on letters sent to Long Lartin Category A Prison to Mohammed Rafiq Khan. The sheaves of paper are examined to see …

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Man pleads guilty to accepting bribes while working at Sebastian County Jail

FORT SMITH – A former Sebastian County Detention Center worker admitted on Thursday that he smuggled contraband items into the jail for money. Joshua Lane Oliver pleaded guilty to one count of bribery of public officials, a felony, at a hearing before Judge PK Holmes III of the U.S. District …

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Dead off San Diego Coast in Apparent Migrant Smuggling Attempt | New

SAN DIEGO – One person was killed and eight were injured Thursday in an apparent attempt to smuggle migrants off the Tony La Jolla coast of San Diego, authorities said. Rescuers rescued 10 people in what the San Diego Fire Department called “rough waters,” eight of whom were hospitalized. Some …

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Four investigated for smuggling nearly a ton of pangolin scales in Hanoi

Hanoi’s Department of Environmental Crime Prevention and Control is investigating three women, Nguyen Thi Chinh and Nguyen Thi Ha, both 33 years old and residing in northern Vinh Phuc province, Hoang Thi Hien Phuong , 36, in Hanoi for “selling a man, Nguyen Van Su, 41, who also lives in …

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Los Angeles businessman convicted of smuggling ecstasy from Europe arrested in Thailand kidnapping case

Thai police said on Thursday they were pursuing more suspects in the kidnapping of a Taiwanese businessman for whom an American entrepreneur with a criminal record and two other men had already been arrested. The case concerns a trade dispute over the purchase of nitrile gloves, essential personal protective equipment …

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San Diego boat smuggling: one dead, 15 migrants arrested in incident involving suspected smuggler boat near San Diego

At least 15 migrants are in custody after U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers rescued them from their panga-style contraband boat, according to CBP. The San Diego Police Department has reported one death, but details are still being worked out. According to CBP, one person was in critical condition; it …

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Dubai man arrested for trying to smuggle 12 kg of marijuana into bags of breakfast cereal – News

During questioning, the traveler admitted that the bags belonged to him. Authorities in Dubai seized nearly 12 kg of marijuana from an Asian traveler, who was attempting to smuggle drugs through Dubai Airport. According to Emarat Al Youm, Dubai customs inspectors found bags of breakfast cereal containing bags full of …

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Couple convicted of smuggling cocaine into Canada in Coutts

Canada Border Companies Company (CBSA) officers discovered inside 84 bricks of cocaine weighing roughly 99.5 kilograms, together with packaging. Relying on how the medicine are packaged and bought, the Crown says they might have had a market worth of between $ 3.7 million and $ 5 million. On the time …

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bne IntelliNews – Smuggling AKP officers’ ‘grey passports’ to Europe begins to ripple

Turkish authorities have introduced that they’re increasing an investigation into allegations of human trafficking in opposition to a municipality led by the ruling Justice and Improvement Celebration (AKP), Al-monitor reported. AKP-run Yesilyurt Municipality in Malatya Province, central-eastern Anatolia, issued “grey passports” (service passports given to individuals in official workplace) to …

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