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  1. 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 ...

  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 - Asia

    Australia gives boats to Sri Lanka to tackle people-smuggling

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia gives boats to tackle people-smuggling Australia said it would give Sri Lanka two patrol boats to tackle people-smuggling operations in the Indian ... will operate alongside the Sri Lankan Navy's existing capability to intercept people-smuggling efforts originating in Sri Lankan waters," Abbott's office said in a statement. "Our ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama asks Congress for US$3.7b to stem Central American migrant flood

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by BLOOM

    ... enforcement and prosecution of the criminal networks that smuggle people over the border. It would help improve the temporary housing and care for immigrants while their cases are judged. ... October 1 last year until June 15, about double the total in a similar period a year earlier, US Customs and Border Protection reported. Most of the children are smuggled through Central America ...

  6. News - World - DRUGS

    Meth smuggling charges in US court show North Korea's role in drug trade

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 10:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Case before US federal court links members of Hong Kong syndicate to international conspiracy Five face N. Korean meth charges Five men, including two members of a Hong Kong-based criminal organisation, have been charged with conspirac ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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