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ROMA, Texas -- Four family members who ran one of the largest cartel smuggling operations in south Texas had their life in prison sentences commuted and will likely be returning to this border city from where they ran their criminal empire. One of the main destinations that the criminal organizations delivered drugs to was Chicago, Illinois.
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Three men from Mexico are charged with smuggling more than 1,000 pounds of liquid methamphetamine into northeast Kansas in the gas tank of a semi-trailer truck
Voice Of America
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"She tells VOA the plan aims to support long-term solutions and an orderly and dignified way of managing migration. “We have been constantly advocating for instance for European countries to offer more legal pathways for refugees and migrants to come to Europe, the reason being that if we do not offer such legal pathways, people resort to human smuggling with the deadly consequences that we have been witnessing over the past two years," said Pouilly. The United Nations says some 5,000 people lost their lives in 2016 while making the perilous crossing in flimsy smuggler boats across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Aid agencies hope to prevent such tragedies from occurring by presenting safer alternatives to refugees and migrants. Pouilly says the plan emphasizes the specific needs of refugee and migrant children, as well as those of women and girls.
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It is entirely possible then that she made the visit as a de facto Trump Administration negotiator. That they specifically declined to say if Rep. Gabbard met with Assad is tantamount to an admission that she did, and indeed it’s hard to imagine she would visit Damascus with an eye toward talking peace without meeting with the Syrian president. It’s more likely that the denial is intended to prevent any specific official debate around the visit until Friday’s inauguration, and that this represents an attempt by the Trump Administration to covertly get out in front of the upcoming Syrian peace talks, which begin Monday in Astana, Kazakhstan. Trump has already been very public in faulting the existing US policy in Syria, and has talked about scrapping efforts to arm the various rebel factions. Gabbard has long criticized the CIA arms smuggling venture, and could easily be laying the groundwork for a quick policy shift in the days to come.
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Antiwar.com News
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That they specifically declined to say if Rep. Gabbard met with Assad is tantamount to an admission that she did, and indeed it's hard to imagine she would visit Damascus with an eye toward talking peace without meeting with the Syrian president. It's more likely that the denial is intended to prevent any specific official debate around the visit until Friday's inauguration, and that this represents an attempt by the Trump Administration to covertly get out in front of the upcoming Syrian peace talks, which begin Monday in Astana, Kazakhstan. Trump has already been very public in faulting the existing US policy in Syria, and has talked about scrapping efforts to arm the various rebel factions. Gabbard has long criticized the CIA arms smuggling venture, and could easily be laying the groundwork for a quick policy shift in the days to come.
Liverpool Echo
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BBC Parliament
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Indeed I would like specifically to request the Minister of policing with the future funding of North Wales Police and that in the light of that which we are discussing today. From stopping the smuggling of goods to outright acts of terrorism, if the Government is serious on the continued security of this country then it must recognise and address the unique issues faced by Wells police services.
The Northern Echo
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But of course the tragic story of Libya does not stop with just the destruction of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the assassination of Gadhafi. Rather, the war on Libya opened the floodgates for weapons smuggling, terrorism and destabilization all over the African continent. According to a 2013 report by the U.N. Security Council’s Group of Experts : “Cases, both proven and under investigation, of illicit transfers from Libya in violation of the embargo cover more than 12 countries and include heavy and light weapons, including man-portable air defense systems, small arms and related ammunition and explosives and mines.” The report continued, warning that “illicit flows from the country are fueling [sic] existing conflicts in Africa and the Levant and enriching the arsenals of a range of non-State actors, including terrorist groups.” A photo from 2011 shows buildings ravaged by fighting in Sirte, Libya.
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A 22-year-old Massachusetts man is accused of smuggling a young girl into the U.S. from El Salvador to be his woman and have sex with her, prosecutors and police said. Luis Santos was arrested late last week and charged with multiple crimes, including kidnapping, rape of a child with force and human trafficking of a minor, the Worcester Police Department said in a a statement . He is accused of paying $5,000 to have the 14-year-old girl from El Salvador illegally smuggled across the border in December 2016 after first speaking with her over Facebook, police said. It's extremely troubling, on a number of levels Worcester Police Sgt. Michael Hanlon said, in remarks reported by NECN . Obviously the 14-year-old female had no idea where to go when she became a victim. She doesn't speak English, she didn't really know anyone here, so I'm sure she was in fear and had nowhere to run.
KyivPost
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Antiwar.com News
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It's clear, however, that Lavrov is looking beyond the inauguration and forward to getting started. Trump insisted over the weekend that while he doesn't intend to immediately end all of President Obama's anti-Russia sanctions, he would be open to ending them as part of a broader deal, suggesting in particular that it could involve a deal which reduced very substantially the number of nuclear weapons. Russia has been more or less excluding Obama from the Syrian peace process, negotiating a ceasefire with Turkey and Iran. They have, however, indicated that the Trump Administration is welcome to participate in the peace talks, which once again likely reflects the expectation that US Russia relations in general will improve, and that Trump is likely to move away from some of the aspects of intervention in Syria more problematic to Russia, like the CIA's smuggling of arms to rebels.
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A FORMER P&O ferry steward from the North-East has been found guilty of smuggling cocaine into the UK from the Netherlands.
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