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New Jersey man arrested in contraband smuggling case

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SAINT HELIER: A New Jersey man who conspired to smuggle contraband into a federal pretrial detention facility has been sentenced to 53 months in prison. Federal prosecutors say Muhammad Subpunallah will also have to serve three years of supervised release under the sentence imposed Tuesday. The 34-year-old Orange man had pleaded guilty in March to a complaint charging him with ... Read More »

Driver arrested in drugs smuggling case on Central Arnhem

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DARWIN: A Northern Territory driver who blew more than three times over the limit was also caught trying to take 20 litres of beer, wine and rum into an alcohol-protected area. The 47-year-old was pulled over on the Central Arnhem Highway near the community of Bulman on Sunday night, and returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.169 per cent. Read More »

Bolivian pilot arrested on attempting $1m worth cocaine smuggling

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SUCRE: The Bolivian Airforce pilot was held by special anti-drug forces after the huge haul of cocaine was discovered in a small plane. A Bolivian Airforce pilot has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to traffic over $1m worth of cocaine to Brazil. At a news conference in the capital La Paz, Bolivian authorities presented the seized cocaine packets and ... Read More »

Court sentences Roman man to jail for smuggling marijuana

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EDINBURG: A Roma man was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday for his role in connection with a conspiracy to smuggle marijuana, federal authorities announced Thursday. Alberto Garza III received a six and a half year sentence for his role in smuggling marijuana from Starr County into Hidalgo County, according to court records. Prosecutors said Homeland Security Investigations agents working alongside ... Read More »

IR Intelligence starts campaign against sale of smuggled cigarettes

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ISLAMABAD: The Inland Revenue (IR) Intelligence and Investigation has launched a countrywide campaign against the dealers involved in the sale of smuggled cigarettes. Sources told Customs Today that the IR Intelligence came to know that several shopkeepers were selling smuggled cigarettes in the twin cities. They said that some factory owners were also involved in producing illegal cigarettes. Sources further ... Read More »

Libyan captain face charges for carrying illegal €300,000 cash

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TRIPOLI: Sea captain Carmelo Grech is expected to face smuggling charges in Libya after his arrest two weeks ago. Mr Grech will also face charges for carrying excessive amounts of cash – he was caught with more than €300,000 at Labrak airport near Al Bayda, a city in eastern Libya. Sources in Libya said Mr Grech would be charged in ... Read More »

Malta Customs officer arrested for smuggling 10.5m cigarettes with tax value of €2.2m

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VALLETTA: Two men this afternoon pleaded not guilty after being accused in court of smuggling a large quantity of cigarettes after emptying a container at Malta Freeport. Roderick Borg, 32 of Qormi and Sebastian Zammit, 60 of Safi, were remanded in custody after being accused of contraband of 10.5million cigarettes. Mr Zammit is a customs officer and Mr Borg is ... Read More »

Peru votes to shoot down cocaine-smuggling planes

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LIMA: Peru, the world’s No 1 cocaine producer, has voted unanimously to allow military planes to shoot down flights suspected of carrying drugs The Peruvian congress voted unanimously on Thursday to authorise military planes to shoot down suspected drug flights, which police say smuggle more than a tonne of cocaine to Bolivia daily. The legislation passed 89-0 and President Ollanta ... Read More »

Honduran national admitted smuggling of drugs into US

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TEGUCIGALPA: A Honduran national admitted in federal court that he tried to smuggle drugs into the U.S. through the All-American Canal in Imperial County. A 28-year-old Honduran national pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S. via the All-American Canal while wearing a wetsuit and scuba gear. Evelio Padilla-Zepeda admitted that he entered the U.S. via a ... Read More »

Nigerian customs starts anti-smuggling raids in South-west

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ABUJA: Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said its new anti-smuggling squad “Hawk Descend’’ would dismantle illegal routes within the South-West. Mr Wale Adeniyi, Public Relations Officer of the service, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the area was very notorious for the smuggling of poultry products. Adeniyi stressed that imported poultry was still on the ... Read More »

Azerbaijan to take action against fishermen involved in drugs, cigarettes smuggling

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BAKU: Azerbaijani fishermen are actively involved in drugs, alcohol and cigarettes smuggling. According to the State Border Service (SBS), on June 29 during registration of a fisher boat’s cargo SBS officers found 1,150 grams of marijuana, 4,600 boxes of Kent cigarettes, 2,000 boxes of MM cigarettes, 5,970 packs of Altram-2000 medications, 15 Samsung Galaxy telephones. According to preliminary data, those ... Read More »

Cocoa Revenue Intelligence urges govt to act against smuggling activities

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ACCRA: Cocoa Revenue Intelligence (RI), an anti-revenue and economic fraud organisation, is calling on government to delve into cocoa smuggling activities, which has been persistence along the Elubo border in the Western Region. The RI is of the view that the act is inimical to the economic growth of the country. A statement issued by Mr Anas Mohammed, Coordinator of ... Read More »

15 held with contraband in Sargodha

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SARGODHA: The police on Monday claimed to have arrested 15 drug paddlers and recovered narcotics and illegal weapons from their possession. Police said that on the direction of DPO Sajjad Hassan Manjh, police teams of different police station conducted raids within the areas of their jurisdiction and arrested 15 accused and recovered 2.823 Kg Heroin, 1.151 Kg Hashish, 176 bottles ... Read More »

Honduran woman arrested for smuggling cocaine at Colombia airport

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COLOMBIA: A woman who attempted to smuggle 1.5 kilograms of liquid cocaine in her breast implants was caught at Dorado International Airport in Colombia on June 20. The 22-year-old Honduran woman was on her way to Barcelona, Spain, when airport authorities became suspicious of her. Colonel Diego Rosero told reporters that Paolo Deyanira Sabillon apparently caught the attention of airport police ... Read More »

Nagrota police rescue 6 bovine, arrests 2 smugglers

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JAMMU: Jhajjar Kotli and Nagrota police foiled bovine smuggling bids, rescued 10 milch animals and apprehended three smugglers. As per police sources, police team from Jhajjar Kotli police station laid a naka at Nandni and intercepted a Tata Mobile bearing registration JK02BH-9285. During checking, police rescued 6 bovine animals and arrested two smugglers, who have been identified as Mohammad Rafiq, ... Read More »

Guyanese man detained for smuggling 268kg cocaine in frozen seafood

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GEORGETOWN: A Guyanese man smuggled 268 kilograms (590 pounds) of cocaine into Brooklyn in parcels of frozen shrimp and seafood, according to Brooklyn federal court papers. Customs inspectors rummaged through a shipping container at the Red Hook Terminal after a drug-detection dog sniffed out some potential contraband on June 10, according to a criminal complaint. The shipping container — marked ... Read More »

Plumber catches drug smuggler supplying phone in prison

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NEW YORK: A killer who sneaked a mobile phone into Castle Huntly was caught out when a plumber found it hidden behind a faulty radiator. Drug dealer Andrew Gibson, who stabbed a teenager to death, had hollowed out a space behind the wall-mounted heater to hide the banned item. The tradesman raised the alarm with prison authorities who spoke to ... Read More »

ANF seizes 383 tons drugs during two and half years

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RAWALPINDI: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has seized over 383 tons drugs including opium, morphine, heroin and hashish during the last two and half years. Talking to media here on Tuesday, Spokesman for the Anti-Narcotics Force, Lt. Col Mohammad Ishtiaq Ahmed informed that ANF conducted raids in various cities of the country and recovered 150 tons drugs in 2013 and 158 tons ... Read More »

Sabah Suluk Solidarity Council asks govt for anti-smuggling unit

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TAWAU: The Sabah Suluk Solidarity Council (MPSS) wants the government to urgently look into the proposal to form an anti-smuggling or border scouts unit in all the country’s entry points, particularly along Sabah’s east coast. MSS Secretary Mohd Zaki Harry Susanto said the matter was vital because it could strengthen efforts to curb smuggling and help to reduce leakages in ... Read More »

2 woman charged for smuggling narcotics into county jail

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OSAGE COUNTY: The Osage County Sheriff’s Department says it discovered an attempt by two female inmates to smuggle methamphetamine and other narcotics into the county jail. The department said Melissa J. Martin, 33, tried to deliver the drugs to inmate Sammi M. Shockley, 38, at the Osage County Jail, when Martin arrived to begin serving a sentence on another drug-related ... Read More »