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Taiwan president's bodyguard smuggling scam implicates 76: spy agency

Taipei - More than 70 members of Taiwan's presidential security detail have been swept up in a cigarette smuggling scandal, the island's spy agency announced Friday, as its chief took the unusual step of appearing in public to vow a crackdown.

Thousands of animals saved in global crackdown on wildlife crime

Lyon - Police across the globe have seized thousands of wild animals, including primates and big cats, and arrested nearly 600 suspects in a vast crackdown on illegal wildlife smuggling, Interpol said Wednesday.

Italian navy smuggles cigarettes after Libya mission

Rome - An Italian naval vessel was used to smuggle crates of cigarettes while returning from a mission to stop migrants from travelling from Libya to Europe, the navy confirmed on Wednesday after revelations in the press.

Were Blackberrys modified to help drug cartels?

Toronto - It appears that some Blackberry devices were modified to 'help drug cartels', according to U.S. authorities. The allegation is that Canadian company Phantom Secure sold modified Blackberry devices for illicit reasons.

India catches 11 smugglers with gold hidden in rectums

New Delhi - Gold smugglers are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to get the metal past customs, Indian officials say, after nearly a dozen people were caught with bullion stashed in their rectums.

Sri Lanka arrests man with gold-filled bottom

Colombo - Sri Lanka customs arrested an India-bound air passenger attempting with "difficulty" to smuggle nearly one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of gold stuffed in his rectum, a spokesman said Monday.

Indian coast guard makes record 1.5 tonne heroin bust

Ahmedabad - India's coast guard announced Sunday it had seized 1.5 tonnes of heroin worth almost $550 million from a merchant ship in what maritime authorities are calling their largest-ever drug bust.

Agadez: The migrant crossroads of hope... and broken dreams

Agadez - Wild-eyed with matted hair after four days in the searing Sahara sun, Ibrahim Kande climbs out of the pick-up truck he has ridden from Libya back to dusty Agadez in central Niger.

Sudan boosts border patrols to curb people smuggling

Sheikh Habibullah - It was Efrem Desta's yearning for freedom that made him flee his home country of Eritrea and enter Sudan illegally, hoping that he could later make it to Europe.

Sudan boosts border patrols to curb people smuggling

Sheikh Habibullah - It was Efrem Desta's yearning for freedom that made him flee his home country of Eritrea and enter Sudan illegally, hoping that he could later make it to Europe.

Sudan boosts border patrols to curb people smuggling

Sheikh Habibullah - It was Efrem Desta's yearning for freedom that made him flee his home country of Eritrea and enter Sudan illegally, hoping that he could later make it to Europe.

Man attempts to smuggle 59 heroin wraps and phones up his butt

Liverpool - Recently, a court in England heard about man attempting to smuggle 59 heroin wraps and six cellphones into prison. He thought a good way of doing this was by placing them up his butt.

Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'

Patras - Greek police on Tuesday arrested 26 people suspected of trafficking in antiquities, a police source in the southwestern port of Patras said following a nationwide raid.

France seizes 2,000 dead seahorses en route to Vietnam

Paris - French customs officials said Friday they had intercepted some 2,000 dead seahorses, prized in Asia for use in traditional medicine and as aphrodisiacs.

Colombian cocaine smugglers hide beneath the waves

Key West - For the US Coast Guard at least, Bigfoot is real -- and is proudly on display here in Key West, on the southernmost tip of the United States.

Calais refugees take chance on 'pot-luck' smuggling service

Calais - Smuggling yourself from France to Britain can be hugely expensive for refugees, but there is a cheaper "pot-luck" option -- the only snag being you might end up in a French military base.

Jail sought for French sailors who ferried migrants across Channel

Rennes - French prosecutors on Wednesday requested prison terms of up to eight years for a group of sailors and suspected people smugglers accused of ferrying scores of illegal migrants across the sea to Britain.

Op-Ed: Feds investigate Hobby Lobby for importing looted Bible artifacts

Oklahoma City - An investigation is being conducted into whether the owners of Hobby Lobby smuggled stolen artifacts for their planned Museum of the Bible. As many as 300 small clay tablets were headed to Hobby Lobby headquarters in Oklahoma city from Israel in 2011.

Zimbabwe hunter behind Cecil the lion killing arrested, again

Professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who helped an American dentist kill Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe in July, has been arrested, again. This time, the charges are more serious.

Iraqis face impossible dilemma in pursuit of German asylum dream

For hours a group of Iraqis has been debating the next step as they stand on an abandoned train track that runs from northern Serbia near Kanjiza into southern Hungary, where police wait to take new arrivals to camps for registration.

Prices rise for refugees as security tightens at Calais

Calais - Prices to smuggle refugees and migrants across the British Channel are rising as security measures are tightened around France's Calais port, police say.

France to return 150 endangered tortoises to Madagascar

Marseille - Some 150 endangered baby tortoises will return to Madagascar eight months after they were found wrapped in sticky tape and hidden in a crate at a Paris airport, the centre that cared for them said Tuesday.

Singapore nets biggest ivory seizure in decade

Singapore - Singapore authorities seized the biggest illegal shipment of ivory and other exotic animal parts in more than a decade Tuesday, with the haul from Kenya worth an estimated Sg$8 million ($6 million).

Indian police say 20 shot dead in clash with sandalwood smugglers

Hyderabad - At least 20 people were killed when police opened fire Tuesday on loggers who attacked them with axes and stones in an area of southern India known for sandalwood smuggling.Deputy Inspector General M.

Two ex-IRA members arrested in Spain for smuggling

Madrid - Two former members of the Irish Republican Army were arrested in Spain during a sweep on an alleged tobacco and alcohol smuggling racket, police said Monday.

Swedish police nab Lithuanian diaper smugglers

Police officers in Jämtland, in northern Sweden, spent the night counting disposable diapers, more than 25,000 of them, after stopping two men in a van they believe were trying to smuggle them to eastern Europe.

Two Moroccan children found hiding under camper van in Tarifa

Tarifa - Two Moroccan children, aged eight and nine, were found by police in Tarifa, Spain, hanging on to the undercarriage of a camper van as they attempted to sneak into the country.

EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling

Gibraltar - The EU's anti-fraud office on Monday urged Gibraltar and Spain to launch legal action after it found signs that organised crime was behind a rise in cigarette smuggling in southern Spain.

Woman allegedly hid pound of meth in very private place

San Luis - Authorities allegedly found a pound of meth that a woman was trying to smuggle across the border in her vagina. She was detained and had the meth confiscated.

Skulls found inside teddy bears at Mexico airport

Mexico - Inspectors discovered two skulls and other human remains hidden inside teddy bears at a Mexico City airport shipping company.
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