Tension in Hormuz Strait: Iranian naval forces seize Iraqi ship

World 08/05/19, 13:58

On Sunday, Aug. 4, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard announced the capture of an Iraqi oil tanker that was reportedly smuggling fuel. The ship carrying 185,000 gallons of fuel was manned by seven people who were eventually arrested. The news comes in the middle of an escalation of tension with the ...

Professor at US university found smuggling military-tech chips to China

U.S. 07/08/19, 07:36

A professor from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), was convicted of conspiring to illegally export semiconductor chips with missile guidance applications to China, a statement from Department of Justice said. Yi-Chi Shih, 64, an electrical engineer and adjunct professor at UCLA, has been found guilty of multiple federal crimes, including ...

Man caught at JFK smuggling 34 finches in hair curlers

New York 06/18/19, 19:28

Federal authorities say a 39-year-old Connecticut man has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F. Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for singing competitions.Francis Gurahoo was arrested Sunday after arriving on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana. Prosecutors say customs officials found the 34 ...

Trump makes new threat to send soldiers to US-Mexico border

Politics 04/24/19, 07:50

President Donald Trump is making a new threat to send armed soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted Wednesday that "Mexico's Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border," but he didn't support the drug-smuggling claim. He tweeted: "Better not ...

Greek police use safe driving to stop migrant-smuggling

Europe 03/27/19, 03:12

Police in northern Greece have adopted a new tactic for disrupting gangs that smuggle people into the country from across the land border with Turkey, an increasingly popular route: stopping drivers who work for the gangs and charging them with traffic violations before they can pick up their human cargo.The ...

Update: Defense officials tour sections of border wall

U.S. 02/23/19, 18:45

The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's visit to the Southwest border (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Top defense officials have toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity. The Pentagon is weighing the diversion of billions ...

Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don’t count on it

U.S. 02/14/19, 16:38

After El Chapo's conviction in a drug-trafficking trial that included florid testimony of jewel-encrusted guns, a fleet of cash-laden jets and a personal zoo with roaming big cats, some Americans have floated an idea they see as poetic justice: Why not take some of the Mexican drug lord's billions in ...

Ex-Vatican prelate convicted of corruption in smuggling case

Europe 02/13/19, 14:52

Italian news agency ANSA says a monsignor who had worked as a senior Vatican accountant has been convicted of corruption in connection with a failed cash-smuggling plot.ANSA said a Rome appeals court Wednesday convicted the Rev. Nunzio Scarano of corruption and sentenced him to three years in prison.In 2016, a ...

Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman convicted

U.S. 02/12/19, 19:00

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel. Guzman listened to ...

Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman convicted after deliberating six days

U.S. 02/12/19, 13:58

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel. Guzman listened to ...

El Chapo jury deliberates for 3rd day

U.S. 02/06/19, 13:20

Jurors are deliberating for a third day at the U.S. trial of the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.The panel returned to work Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court.The jurors sent the judge notes Tuesday indicating interest in the kingpin's alleged attempts at diversifying his smuggling operation to include ...

Update: Jury gets instructions in El Chapo drug trial

U.S. 02/04/19, 10:46

The Latest on the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo (all times local):10:45 a.m.A judge has been giving instructions to jurors at the U.S. drug-trafficking trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo.They will begin deciding the fate of Joaquin Guzman on Monday.The ...

Jury set for deliberations at US trial of El Chapo

U.S. 02/04/19, 07:46

After nearly three months of testimony about a vast drug-smuggling conspiracy steeped in violence, a jury is due to begin deliberations Monday at the U.S. trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.A federal judge in Brooklyn is set to give instructions to jurors in the morning ...

Update: Trudeau says China moves should worry countries

Business 01/18/19, 16:32

The Latest on Canada (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says all countries should be concerned about Beijing's blending of its commercial interests with threats of consequences if Canada doesn't do what China wants. China detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor an apparent attempt ...

Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

World 01/14/19, 22:57

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death Monday in a sudden retrial of his drug smuggling case, while another Canadian man has been denied diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up the tensions following Canada's arrest of a top Chinese technology executive last month. The Liaoning provincial court in northeastern China announced the ...

US Border Patrol Museum opens a world on the evolving agency

U.S. 01/09/19, 11:27

A museum dedicated to the U.S. Border Patrol seeks to piece together the history of an agency that has evolved as the nation's views on immigration have changed.The U.S. Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, Texas, explores the story from the agency's formation to fight Chinese immigration and Prohibition, to ...

UK makes 2 arrests in migrant Channel crossings

Europe 01/03/19, 04:33

British officials say two men have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling migrants from France to England by sea.The National Crime Agency said late Wednesday that a 33-year-old Iranian citizen and a 24-year-old British man were arrested in Manchester.The men are being questioned but have not been charged or identified. ...

Officials baffled by large migrant groups at remote crossing

U.S. 12/18/18, 17:49

U.S. immigration officials say hundreds of migrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in a desolate New Mexico region that until recently had seen barely any traffic. They say it appears to be a smuggling route. It is where 7-year-old Jakelin Caal and her father were found Dec. 6 along with more than ...

Japanese boat owners charged with helping smuggle shark fins

U.S. 12/14/18, 14:11

U.S. prosecutors in Hawaii are accusing the owners and officers of a Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins, worth about $58,000 on the black market.Boat owners Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd. and JF Zengyoren, or Japan Fisheries Cooperatives in English, are charged with aiding and ...

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