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  1. News - Asia - SECURITY

    Indonesia suspends Australia people-smuggling co-operation

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 02:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Indonesian president denounces Canberra’s 'cold war' behaviour following allegations spies tapped his phone Indonesia said it was downgrading ties with Canberra over allegations its spies tapped the phone of the p ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea publicly executes 80 people 'for watching smuggled South Korea TV shows'

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 11:35am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Newspaper says most were charged with watching smuggled South Korean TV shows North Korea publicly executed around 80 people earlier this month, many for watching smuggled South Korean TV shows, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday. The conservative JoongAng Ilbo cited a single, unidentified source, but at least one North Korean defector group said ...

  3. News - World

    China urges joint efforts to fight ivory smuggling, and less finger-pointing

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 05:13am by XINHUA

    ... smuggling to conserve elephant populations, a Chinese official said. Meng Xianlin, deputy director of China's Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office, said the increase in ivory ... can't simply attribute that to legal utilisation and trade of ivory or to market demand," he said. Chinese police said last week they had investigated 60 ivory-smuggling cases this year ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ivory smuggling a stain on Sino-African relations

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:31am by CHRISTOPHER LEE

    ... ago, authorities here seized one of the biggest hauls of smuggled ivory ever. Before that, another large shipment of ivory was discovered hidden in a container from West Africa. And, before ...

  5. News - China Insider - IVORY SMUGGLING

    Xiamen customs smash HK$767m ivory smuggling ring

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 02:43pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Customs officials in Xiamen have smashed a transcontinental smuggling ring responsible for illegally importing almost 12 tons of ivory worth 603 ... as masterminds. The first, a Fujian native man surnamed Chen, co-ordinated a smuggling ring between China and Africa in order to meet increasing demand beyond the fixed annual import limit set for his ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests two Australians for heroin smuggling

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Vietnam has arrested two Australian citizens for heroin smuggling, police said on Wednesday, a crime punishable by death in the communist state. The pair, who ... reported. The Australian embassy in Hanoi did not respond to a request for comment. Vietnam takes a hardline on drugs and anyone found guilty of attempting to smuggle more than 600 grams of heroin ...

  7. News - World

    U.S. woman held in Mexico prison for a week on drug-smuggling charge released

    Posted May 31st 2013, 02:18pm by AP

    ... NOGALES, Mexico (AP) — U.S. woman held in Mexico prison for a week on drug-smuggling charge released. ...

  8. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Police arrest 14 rhino poachers in Nepal, smashing smuggling ring

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu Swoop on rhino poachers smashes smuggling ring Police in Nepal have arrested 14 rhinoceros poachers, including the alleged mastermind of a cross-border smuggling ring, it was revealed yesterday. Tikaram Paudel, an official at the Chitwan National Park, which is home to most of the country's rhinos, said police arrested Buddhi Bahadur Praja, ...

  9. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya a nation awash with guns

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... harms Libya's stability but also stokes regional conflict as guns are smuggled to wars stretching from Syria to West Africa. Last month, militia fighters stole a plane-load of weapons sent ... protection. Nearly every household is believed to have at least one gun, but usually it is several. Smuggling abroad is also big business. Abdel-Basit Haroun, a former top intelligence official, said ...

  10. News - World - DRUGS

    JetBlue flight attendant smuggled heroin disguised as chocolate

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Orlando, Florida Woman disguised the drugs as chocolate and was paid US$10,000 to deliver it, agents say Air hostess smuggled heroin in her uniform A JetBlue flight attendant smuggled heroin, which was meant to resemble chocolate, under her uniform during a trip from Colombia to Orlando, Florida, federal agents say. Customs officers made the discovery last ...




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