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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 - China - CRIME

    China's insatiable demand for ivory funds terrorism in Africa and Middle East

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Bryan Harris

    ... itself as a middleman and a buyer. After receiving an order, al-Shabab will trigger its network of contacts in Kenya and Somalia to obtain a consignment, then use its smuggling expertise to move ... of ivory consignments overseen by an official state body. However, campaigners say ivory dealers are laundering illegal smuggled ivory into the much smaller legal market. "The fundamental ...

  3. News - Asia - CRIME

    Australia jails Indonesian people smugglers for role in deadly boat voyage

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:14pm

    ... in jail in Australia for people-smuggling, after a doomed venture in which more than 100 people drowned. The men were not charged with organising the people-smuggling venture or with the deaths ... with more than 200 asylum seekers mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan when it sank. He was found guilty of six counts of people-smuggling in Perth District Court and sentenced to nine years ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    CIA's war of words with the Soviets

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by GDN

    ... Wide Web, who can take seriously the idea of smuggling books through the iron curtain? It just seems so far away. For the CIA, it was "something of a caper" to try to flood the Soviet ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - SIGNATURE DISH

    Signature dish

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... legal. After questioning me about what the beagle had found in my luggage that was so interesting, the customs official went away without making me open my bags. I've never smuggled food into the US- smuggling is, by definition, a deliberate attempt to bring in illegal items. I have been caught with food that I had to throw in the bin, such as pork floss and prawn crackers from ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia

    Panama Canal fines North Korea ship smuggling Cuban arms up to US$1 million

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:10pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Panama’s Canal Authority slapped a fine on Thursday of up to US$1 million on the owners of a North Korean ship seized in July for smuggling Cuban weapons under 10,000 tons of sugar. The fine was for failing to accurately disclose the cargo and putting the canal and canal workers at risk, said Jorge Quijano, head of the semi-autonomous Panama Canal Authority. ...

  10. News - World

    Chinese man faces jail for smuggling US arms equipment

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 09:18am by Agence France Presse in Los Angeles

    ... Agence France Presse in Los Angeles Philip Chaohui He admitted violating the Arms Export Control Act by trying to smuggle equipment worth nearly US$550,000 on to a Chinese-flagged ship A 43-year-old Chinese national has pleaded guilty to breaching US arms export rules by trying to smuggle radiation-hardened satellite equipment to China, American prosecutors said on Friday. Philip ...




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