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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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

'Industrial scale poaching' threatens African elephants

Geneva - Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES warned Friday, while also hailing the continent for clamping down on ivory smuggling.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

'Industrial scale poaching' threatens African elephants

Geneva - Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES warned Friday, while also hailing the continent for clamping down on ivory smuggling.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP) - 2 comments

Africa surpasses Asia in ivory seizures: CITES

Geneva - Several African countries have made great strides in clamping down on ivory smuggling, with large seizures for the first time exceeding those made in prime destination Asia, UN wildlife regulator CITES said Friday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Hong Kong officials seize ivory valued at $1 million

A group of smugglers tried to get a whopping 32 cases of luggage filled with ivory through Hong Kong customs. They were caught and lost $7.9 million HK in smuggled ivory, the equivalent of $1 million USD.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

UN Security Council declares war on ivory poachers, traffickers

New York - The United Nations Security Council is cracking down on ivory hunters and traffickers who finance armed groups in Africa in a new initiative that has been welcomed by conservationists.
In the Media by André Viollaz (AFP)

Suspected ivory smuggler in Kenya facing life due to new law

Nairobi - Tang Yong Jian, who was allegedly attempting to smuggle raw ivory out of Kenya to China, may face life imprisonment and a $230,000 fine if convicted. The new punishments are part of Kenya’s new Wildlife Act of 2013.
In the Media by Justin King

Op-Ed: DHS agents do the right thing and break the law

Brownsville - It is not often that the Department of Homeland Security receives a pat on the back for doing something right. This occurrence was brought to the attention of the country by a judge criticizing DHS for smuggling illegal aliens into the country.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Colombian vet who planned to smuggle heroin in puppies arrested

Lugo - A Colombian veterinary surgeon, who planned to smuggle liquid heroin implanted inside live Labrador Retriever and Rottweiler puppies, has been arrested in Lugo in northwestern Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Ivory smugglers sentenced in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City - A Vietnamese court sentenced two men to three years in prison for their role in smuggling ivory weighing 2,400 kilograms into the nation from Singapore. The tusks originated in Mozambique. The trial lasted one day.
In the Media by Justin King

Italian expat arrested in Burundi for smuggling human skulls

Bujumbura - When searching the Burundi home of Italian national, Giuseppe Favaro, police found dozens of human skulls. Favaro had been trying to export the skulls and has been arrested.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Chinese woman nabbed at airport smuggling money in nappies

Milan - A 30-year-old Chinese woman was caught at Milan's Malpensa airport, trying to smuggle €80,000 in cash, concealed in a pile of nappies. The woman was heading to Shanghai, China.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Man busted for smuggling eggs of rare bird species in underwear

Customs authorities in Zurich, Switzerland seized a man, apparently a bird specialist, who was smuggling the eggs of protected parrots in his underwear, whilst traveling the world and trading them.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Gold worth €1.5m 'disappears' on Air France flight

Paris - The Air France flight was traveling from Paris to Zurich with the gold on board. Around 44 kilos of gold bars, worth €1.5m, are believed to have disappeared from the plane's hold.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Couple arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana & hashish into UK

Spain's National Police have arrested a British couple, resident in Coín in southern Spain, for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the UK in a removals van. Various electrical appliances and sofa cushions were stuffed with marijuana and hashish.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

NYPD cop and US Customs officer charged in weapons smuggling ring

Federal authorities claim that three brothers, two of which are active law enforcement, conspired to ship weapons to the Philippines without proper licenses.
In the Media by Justin King

Cocaine smuggling caper busted in Cartagena, Colombia (video)

Cartagena - On Thursday, Colombian authorities confiscated a one-ton shipment of cocaine which had been carefully hidden in a shipment of fresh limes, intended for Europe.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Asian crime groups smuggle people into Mexico border towns

Tijuana - Organized crime groups from China, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand are quietly moving drugs, exotic animals and other contraband across the U.S. Mexico border. But their main products are human beings forced into prostitution.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Man tries to smuggle turtle onto airplane inside KFC sandwich

Beijing - A man in China was caught trying to smuggle his pet turtle onto an airplane by concealing the creature inside a sandwich from KFC. The incident occurred Monday morning inside Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 6 comments

Police find 'sardines a la hashish' in a luxury villa in Marbella

Marbella - Police discovered the frozen sardines in a truck en route from Morocco this week, and found them to have a rather unusual herbal stuffing — around 900 kilos of hashish.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Traffic stop yields 100 bags of heroin hidden in man's rectum

Trenton - A routine traffic stop along New Jersey's Palisades International Parkway resulted in law enforcement officers finding 100 bags of heroin hidden in a man's rectum.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Vietnam: Two arrested smuggling four tiger cubs, 119 pangolins

Hanoi - Vietnam police arrested two men transporting in their car 123 rare, endangered animals, including 4 live tiger cubs and 119 pangolins.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Arms trafficking operations grow in Syria

Iranian weapons are being smuggled to the Assad regime by passenger planes, while Israel considers military interception options. Opposition forces cannot overthrow the Assad regime.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 3 comments

Smugglers caught with 420 pounds of cow brains at Cairo airport

Cairo - Boiled or fried cow brains are considered a gastronomic delicacy in Egypt, hence the flourishing trade in cow brains smuggling.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

U.S. Customs finds marijuana in hot sauce shipment, coke in clams

San Diego - US Customs and Border Patrol agents intercepted a shipment of marijuana found inside a tractor-trailer load of hot sauce bound for the US from Mexico, they also discovered 5 ounces of cocaine inside clam shells packed in the luggage of an El Salvadoran.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman

Man caught smuggling bear paws in Vancouver

Vancouver - Security personnel at Vancouver International Airport made a grisly discovery when they X-rayed a Bristish Columbia man's carry-on luggage and found three foil-wrapped, black bear paws he was attempting to smuggle on a flight to China.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman

Man arrested at airport after baby animals found in luggage

Bangkok - A man from the United Arab Emirates was arrested at a Bangkok airport after baby leopards, panthers, monkeys, and a bear were found in his luggage.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Man charged with smuggling people into the US via Queen Mary 2

New York - A Malaysian man has been charged with smuggling nine people into the United States, bringing them as passengers on board the luxury ocean liner RMS Queen Mary 2.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 1 comment

Diamond Smuggling: Sierra Leone president asks for help

Brussels - The president of the West African country of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has asked the Belgian government to help curtail the smuggling the smuggling of diamonds from his country.
In the Media by Gibril Koroma
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Drug smugglers jack up a fence along the boarder between Mexico and the United States, smuggling backpacks full of drugs into the country.
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Postal officials found a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a roll of bologna in Massachusetts. A pol...
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Postal officials found a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a roll of bologna in Massachusetts. A police dog was used to confirm the drugs were inside allowing the package to opened.
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Police in Abbotsford, B.C. set up roadblock in search of fugitive who may have entered Canada after fleeing from U.S. border agents
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Heiress allegedly smuggled over 500 pounds of pot shown here from California to Ohio where she was arrested.
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A British couple were arrested in Spain for trying to smuggle marijuana and hashish intp the UK  hid...
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A British couple were arrested in Spain for trying to smuggle marijuana and hashish intp the UK, hidden inside electrical appliances and sofa cushions.
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Lisette Lee who claims to be a Samsung Heiress was arrested when a jet she allegedly chartered lande...
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Lisette Lee who claims to be a Samsung Heiress was arrested when a jet she allegedly chartered landed in Columbus Ohio with 500lbs of pot on board.
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Large consignment of cocaine seized by US Navy in Latin America. Much of the cocaine produced heads to Spain for production and eventual sale throughout Europe
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A British couple were arrested in Spain for trying to smuggle marijuana and hashish intp the UK, hidden inside electrical appliances and sofa cushions.
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