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Former Customs and Border Protection Officer sentenced for smuggling, bribery


SAN DIEGO: Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Jose Luis Cota was sentenced in federal court Monday to five years in prison for bribery and alien smuggling charges. Cota accepted cash and sexual favors from smugglers in exchange for allowing them to bring undocumented immigrants into the United States without inspection through his lane at the San Ysidro Port ... Read More »

Kuwaiti customs detains municipality official seeking bribe from Asian traders


KUWAIT CITY: This took place when many complaints came into view by Asian traders that a municipality official blackmails and threatens to prosecute them if they won’t pay him bribes worth thousands of dinars and asks them to transfer their assets on his name. Minister of Communications and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Essa Al-Kandari affirmed that the complaints registered ... Read More »

7 Chinese customs officials charged for accepting bribe


CHINA: Seven Customs officials were trapped in a sting operation while they were taking bribes to smuggle goods into Hong Kong. It happened when the officials were at Sha Tau Kok border crossing between Hong Kong and Shenzhen; however the officers were caught and have been charged with accepting bribe. The officials allegedly worked as a group to help people ... Read More »

Four Indians charged for bribing Singaporean Custom officers


SINGAPORE: Four Indians who have been involved in trying to bribe the customs officers in Singapore and for fraudulently claiming Goods and Services Tax tourist refunds, have been charged by Singaporean Court.. The four Indians along with two Singaporeans were arrested after the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) had identified several suspicious GST refund claims using data analytics on ... Read More »

Corruption charges: Airbus offices in Germany raided


JEDDAH: German offices of Airbus Group NV (AIR)’s were searched as part of a query of bribery and tax evasion for its business in Romania and Saudi Arabia, which unveiled the corruption from Saudi Arabia too. The searches took place a few weeks ago, Thomas Steinkraus-Koch, spokesman for Munich prosecutors, said in an e-mailed statement today. The investigation started last ... Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline fined $490m by China for bribery


BEIJING: China has fined UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m after a court found it guilty of bribery. The record penalty follows allegations the drug giant paid out bribes to doctors and hospitals in order to have their products promoted. The court gave GSK’s former head of Chinese operations, Mark Reilly, a suspended three-year prison sentence and he is set to ... Read More »