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Philippines: Inside Duterte's killer drug war
More than 2,500 people have been killed during President Duterte's war, but can he win?
3605 points by Al Jazeera English | Illegal drug trade Heroin Drug addiction Drug Smuggling Clandestine chemistry Drug cartel
Thailand, Malaysia plan border wall to halt illegal flow of goods, people 
Thailand and Malaysia will discuss plans to build a wall along their shared border, Thai officials said on Thursday, a day before Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is set to meet his counterpart in Bangkok.
5 points by | Thailand Malaysia Malays Human trafficking Malay Peninsula Smuggling Laos Thai Malays
Couple from Ecuador sentenced in child smuggling ring
A couple from Ecuador were the ringleaders of a smuggling operation that brought children into the United States, officials announced Tuesday.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | Smuggling United States Human trafficking Criminal law Border People smuggling Snakehead El Salvador
India offers joint mechanism to neighbours to fight illegal activities
India has mooted the idea of setting up a joint mechanism with neighbouring countries to stop drug trafficking and illegal crossing over of people.
107 points by | Illegal drug trade Smuggling India New Delhi Delhi Drug Gang Heroin
Fleeing Syria as a refugee is tough. Now imagine doing it in a wheelchair
Strapped onto either side of a horse, 30-year-old Alan Mohammad and his 28-year-old sister Gyan crossed craggy mountains from Iraq into Turkey.
1874 points by CNN | Europe Turkey Greece Smuggling European Union Immigration Refugee Family
Duterte's crackdown: 6 stories from the front lines
Lifeless bodies lying on the streets of the Philippines are a visceral sign of new President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
4491 points by CNN | Illegal drug trade Heroin Drug Drug addiction Constable Police Clandestine chemistry Smuggling
Feds: Killer ran Victory Inn brothel, is on the run
Darrick Bell allegedly controlled team of pimps and drug dealers who overtook the Victory Inn motel        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Federal Bureau of Investigation Detroit Prostitution Human trafficking Illegal drug trade Heroin Smuggling Drug
Italy secures backing of Libyan mayors to curb human trafficking
Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti has met with the mayors of ten towns in Libya’s southern desert region to convince them to overcome differences and back the struggle against migrant smuggling through Libyan territory into Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com
-2 points by Russia Today | Libya Illegal immigration Italy Muammar al-Gaddafi Smuggling Human trafficking Mediterranean Sea Refugee
Customs officer busted for letting smugglers through JFK airport
A customs officer has been arrested for allegedly trying to let smugglers sail through inspections at JFK airport.
2498 points by Daily News | U.S. Customs and Border Protection Allegation Smuggling New York City Mule Law enforcement agency powers Duty Crime
Organized crime is taking over the French Bulldog puppy trade
Crime lords are ditching drug trafficking in favor of puppy-smuggling — and are raking in nearly $40,000 a week, The Sun can reveal. French bulldogs are the criminals’ favorite money-spinners and are trafficked from disease-infested breeding dens in countries like Romania to meet the huge demand in the United Kingdom. This bat-eared breed is set to take...
1002 points by New York Post | Illegal drug trade Dog Smuggling Puppy Dog breed French Bulldog Dogs Gang
Mafia, guns and clans: the big Libyan oil heist
Libya’s oil production problems extend far beyond whether the forces of Tripoli or Benghazi secure ultimate control over the country: Clan-based militias are running their own smuggling operations, and their mafia reach is said to extend as far as the Coast Guard - and even into Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com
1504 points by Russia Today | Petroleum Tripoli Libya Human trafficking Smuggling Mafia Mediterranean Sea Petroleum industry
Feds: Someone tried to do some high-end meth smuggling
The feds seized 20 pounds of methamphetamine hidden just above the fuel tank of a Mercedes-Benz at the Presidio border crossing.
16 points by The Houston Chronicle | Smuggling U.S. Customs and Border Protection Methamphetamine Border Supermarket Border control Heroin Illegal drug trade
Coast Guard: Cuban national suspected of human smuggling
MIAMI (AP) - Coast Guard officials say a Cuban national is suspected of attempting to smuggle 14 people into Florida by boat. According to a Coast Guard statement Friday, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane crew spotted a suspicious vessel Tuesday near the Bahamas. The statement says that the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Florida U.S. Customs and Border Protection Smuggling Cuba United States Coast Guard Sri Lanka Border People smuggling
Daniel Ragussis to Direct Berner’s Marijuana Crime Thriller ‘Packs’
Rapper/marijuana mogul Berner has hired Daniel Ragussis, writer/director of “Imperium,” to direct the upcoming crime thriller “Packs” about the rise of “designer” marijuana, Variety has learned exclusively. Francisco Ordoñez will write the screenplay based on a story by Berner, also known as Gilbert Milam, Jr. Berner will be financing the development and production of the film... Read more »
1723 points by Variety | Illegal drug trade Feature film Cannabis Tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabis sativa Legality of cannabis by country Toni Collette Smuggling
2 tons of pot disguised as limes seized at the border
Authorities uncovered a sweet and sticky surprise at a Texas border crossing last week.       
300 points by USA Today | U.S. Customs and Border Protection United States Department of Homeland Security Smuggling Truck Cargo Border Border checkpoint Border control
Man accused of hiding corpse of student returning to Texas
ALPINE, Texas (AP) - Police say a second man accused of hiding the corpse of a West Texas college student will be returned from Arizona to Texas. Alpine police Lt. Felipe Fierro says Chris Estrada waived extradition Tuesday from Phoenix, where he was arrested a day earlier in the investigation ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Sul Ross State University English-language films Black-and-white films Smuggling University Texas A&M University Texas Student
April trial date set for Haitian politician, ex-coup leader
MIAMI (AP) - An April trial date has been set for a former Haitian coup leader and recent senator-elect charged in a U.S. drug trafficking case. A federal judge set an April 3 trial date for Guy Philippe at a brief hearing Monday. Philippe previously pleaded not guilty to drug ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Crime Illegal drug trade Prison Haiti Cap-Haïtien Washington D.C. Smuggling Collateral consequences of criminal charges
Smuggling gangs hire Ukrainian sailors for 'luxury' migrant crossings
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human smuggling gangs are increasingly hiring Ukrainian sailors to captain yachts and other boats for migrants willing to pay up to $8,000 for safe passage to Europe, Italian police said on Wednesday, after the arrest of two suspected traffickers.
21 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Italy Smuggling News agency Tom Glocer Human trafficking World War II
ISIS offering potential recruits protection, payments & free passage to Europe – think tank
Islamic State provides free passage to Europe to refugees willing to join the terrorist group, offering potential recruits up to $1,000 while actively infiltrating migrant communities in countries of destination, a British anti-extremism think tank warns. Read Full Article at RT.com
1779 points by Russia Today | Refugee Europe France United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Right of asylum Smuggling United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Immigration
Bronx medic spends off days patrolling Mexican border
A Bronx first responder is not content to spend his vacations relaxing — instead, he patrols the Mexican border with a heavily armed vigilante group. “Our main goal is to stop narcotics trafficking,” said FDNY emergency medical technician Andy Poliakoff, whose time off is spent in the desolate Sonoran Desert hunting for Mexican drug runners....
1423 points by New York Post | Illegal drug trade United States Border Patrol Canada – United States border Smuggling Heroin Borders of the United States Morphine U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Latvia completes 23km of ‘anti-migrant wall’ on Russian border
Baltic states continue bolstering their frontiers with Latvia reporting the competition of the first 23km segment of a wire fence on its 276km border with Russia, designed to prevent “illegal immigrants” from breaching the perimeter. Read Full Article at RT.com
4130 points by Russia Today | Russia Lithuania Baltic Sea Smuggling Latvia Border Estonia Poland
French police under fire for dressing as Muslims during drug raid (VIDEO)
Police in Marseille have been criticized over the arrest of a suspected drug dealer made by two officers dressed in traditional Muslim attire. Read Full Article at RT.com
1263 points by Russia Today | Illegal drug trade Heroin Smuggling Gang Crime National Front Islam Drug
Inside the world of human smuggling
A look at the smuggling chain, from middlemen and passport counterfeiters to smugglers, and the refugees who use them.
1151 points by Al Jazeera English | Refugee Smuggling Refugee camp United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Border Passports
‘El Chapo’ facing life in ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’ as legal journey begins
Notorious drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ appeared in a federal court in Brooklyn facing 17 charges relating to drugs, homicide and money laundering. If convicted, he faces life imprisonment in a ‘supermax’ prison – if he doesn’t escape, that is. Read Full Article at RT.com
65 points by Russia Today | Prison Supermax Penology ADX Florence Illegal drug trade Smuggling Ramzi Yousef Sinaloa Cartel
Berlin prisoners launch food boycott to protest new visitation policy
Two-hundred inmates at the state’s Berlin prison launched a food boycott Tuesday to protest a new visitation policy that took effect this week at all three of New Hampshire’s prisons.The short-lived boycott did not result in any injuries or property damage, according to New Hampshire Department of...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Prison Corrections Criminal justice Drug Drug addiction Penology Heroin Smuggling
8 women among Mexico's most wanted fugitives
Mexico's attorney general is offering rewards for information leading to the arrests of eight women linked to multiple crimes.
14 points by The Houston Chronicle | Drug cartel Illegal drug trade Mexican Drug War Gulf Cartel Mexico Gang Smuggling Beltrán-Leyva Cartel
Four to plead guilty in Eastern Shore prison smuggling case
Four defendants in a sprawling racketeering case at Maryland's largest prison have agreed to plead guilty for their roles, court records show. The guilty pleas come just one month after the massive case was unsealed. Eighty people, including 18 corrections officers, were charged in the investigation,...
4 points by Baltimore Sun | Plea Prison Penology Smuggling Pleas Complaint Criminal justice Corrections
Woman accused of smuggling aliens over border
Iram Jafri was named in a 33-page criminal complaint, accusing her of creating and soliciting fraudulent documents        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Immigration to the United States Pleading United States magistrate judge Cause of action U.S. state Smuggling President of the United States
Mexican police find makeshift ‘bazooka’
Federal authorities in Mexico have discovered a van outfitted with a makeshift bazooka, apparently intended to launch packages over the border with the United States, according to a statement from the Mexican national security commission.In the past, drug smugglers have found creative ways to transp...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mexico Police Smuggling Gun Pickup truck Cannon Mexicali
World briefs: Islamic State suspects held in Turkey 
ANKARA, Turkey — Police Monday detained two suspected Islamic State group would-be suicide bombers near the border with Syria, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila United Nations Human rights Suicide methods Democracy Illegal drug trade Smuggling
Huge yaba consignment seized from boat near Chittagong port, coast guards say
More than a quarter of a million of methamphetamine-based yaba tablets have been found on a boat at the outer anchorage of the Chittagong port.
2 points by | United States Coast Guard Lifeboat Smuggling Canadian Coast Guard India Bangladesh Coast guard Newark New Jersey