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 ...

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," ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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