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  1. News - World - SECURITY

    US data smuggled by Snowden is 'in Russian hands', say US lawmakers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 05:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Lawmakers warn that 1.7 million documents contain strategic, tactical military information US data taken by Snowden is 'in Russian hands' Much of the classified data smuggled out of the United States last year by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has likely been obtained by Russian intelligence officials, US lawmakers warned. ...

  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    35 killed in Pakistan vehicle pile-up as smuggled fuel catches fire

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... chief. Nawaz said the second bus and truck then piled up onto the two vehicles and all caught fire, mostly because the buses were also smuggling Iranian petrol and diesel in canisters. He said 25 ... to Karachi. Ten of the injured died on the way, raising the death toll to 35, said Nawa. The intercity buses operating across Baluchistan, which borders Iran, often carry canisters of smuggled Iranian ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong triads using Indonesian domestic workers to smuggle Ice

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Triads using maids to smuggle Ice Hong Kong's triads are targeting Indonesian migrant workers to smuggle drugs into the Southeast Asian nation, ... vice-consul for public affairs at Indonesia's consulate. Asked if he was aware of the extent of the problem, Aryadi said "fewer than 10" Indonesians suspected of drug smuggling were ...

  4. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela will fingerprint shoppers to curb bulk buying amid shortages

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... on smuggling, which Maduro has said diverted nearly 50 per cent of Venezuela's cheap food. As of January, more than a quarter of basic staples were out of stock in Venezuelan shops, cording ...

  5. News - China - ANIMAL SMUGGLING

    Police rescue endangered Bengal tiger cub from suspected Chinese smugglers

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:26pm by Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com

    ... the South China Morning Post that they were still investigating the case, but did not know where the cub had been smuggled from, or how the suspected smugglers had “bought” it online. “The case has ... had been smuggled into Sanmenxia from Jiaozuo. Initial reports said that Henan police had arrested all six suspected members of the smuggling gang. But another Sanmenxia police officer said ...

  6. News - World - SMUGGLING

    Kenya jails Chinese ivory smuggler in landmark ruling

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... spokesman Paul Udoto. Chen Biemei, 30, was jailed for 31 months for trying to smuggle 6.9kg of worked ivory she had disguised as 15 bags of macadamia nuts. Chen, who pleaded guilty, was nabbed ... little if any deterrence, as experts say a kilogram of ivory has a black market value of roughly US$2,500. A total of 17 people from six different countries have been arrested trying to smuggle ...

  7. News - World - GREECE

    Ancient Greek tomb may offer secrets from the era of Alexander the Great

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... to give up its secrets To the villagers near the ancient Greek town of Amphipolis, archaeological treasure is nothing new. Many have lived off antiquity smuggling for decades. But a massive tomb ... Police consider the area a high-risk zone for antiquities smuggling, and have made dozens of arrests in recent years. The most prominent case involved an elaborate gold funerary wreath, allegedly ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Many of Hong Kong's laws are ignored or enforced in arbitrary manner

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... of untaxed, smuggled cigarettes, and domestic helper exploitation and abuse, to name but a few. The list is seemingly endless and extends far beneath the veneer of officialdom and propriety. The rule ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Large cache of smuggled exotic animals seized in Philippines

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Wildlife officers said on Wednesday they had seized almost 100 exotic animals and birds including cockatoos, echidnas and wallabies that had been smuggled ... The head of the government’s wildlife division Josefina de Leon said a crime syndicate with members from different countries was known to be smuggling rare animals from Malaysia into the southern ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Hong Kong craft shop staff secretly filmed advising customers how to smuggle ivory across border

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:00pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... ivory smuggling tips Employees at two established craft stores in Hong Kong advised undercover reporters on how to illegally smuggle ivory across borders, according to a British news report. Raw ... as customers, how to avoid customs when smuggling ivory across borders. Ivory is “easy to take out, even if you go through the metal [detector], there’s no sign. You [just] hide it somewhere”, one ...




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