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  1. News - World - BRAZIL

    Cat caught smuggling phone and tools to inmates at Brazilian prison

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to the prison and even managed to carry materials, the agent said. The O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported that all of the prison's 263 inmates were suspects in the smuggling attempt, though ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Officer held for bringing in fetuses for rituals

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... in black magic has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling dead human fetuses, said to be from Thailand, into the city. The 28-year-old officer was arrested in Hung Hom at about 4pm yesterday ... of the fetuses has not been confirmed but it is believed the man was trying to smuggle them into Taiwan. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - CONFLICT

    Global deaths from car bombs and suicide attacks rise by 70pc in three years

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:00pm by GDN

    ... executive. "Explosive munition stockpiles should be better maintained to prevent explosives from being smuggled out. "Victims of IED attacks should receive proper medical and psychological ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia customs upheaval over Sydney airport graft

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 11:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia announced an overhaul of its customs service on Thursday after eight people were arrested in a corruption investigation linked to an alleged drugs ring at Sydney airport. “I am working on major structural and cultu ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Confirmed death toll in Malaysia boat accidents rises to 16

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and coordinator of the boat that carried 97 people. They are being investigated under the anti-trafficking and smuggling of migrants act. Around two million illegal migrants, mostly from Indonesia ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Huge haul of blood-stained ivory found in 32 suitcases at Hong Kong airport

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... of all contraband, including ivory," Ng said. "In this case, smuggling syndicates have tried to take advantage of the advanced aviation network." Tom Milliken from Traffic, ... the current high levels of ivory smuggling. But he added that these efforts "would be greatly facilitated by a total sales ban on ivory". Hong Kong for Elephants co-founder Alex Hofford said ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan struggles with smuggled Buddhist relics

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 03:26pm by Associated Press in Islamabad

    ... in the country’s northwest and smuggle to collectors around the world. The black market trade in smuggled antiquities is a global problem that some experts estimate is worth billions of dollars per year. ... artifacts in the southern port city of Karachi in July that were being trucked north to be smuggled out of the country. About 40 per cent were found to be genuine, including nearly 100 Buddhist ...

  10. 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, ...




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