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The Indian government will soon provide a unique identity number and tag to all heads of cattle in the country as recommended by an expert panel to prevent the smuggling of the holy cow into Bangladesh.
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Truckers like Mohammed had to decide on changing jobs or continuing to work illegally. "I have no choice but to keep on smuggling," he says. For thousands of these Sudanese smugglers, the crisis is proving quite profitable. As South Sudan enters its fourth year of civil war, over half of the country's population has become reliant on humanitarian aid. Here in the state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, thousands face starvation. With drought, soaring inflation and severe access challenges, hundreds of communities in this corner of the country now depend on their northern neighbor to feed their families. "We're lacking 200,000 metric tons of food," says James Maywien Aror, the relief and rehabilitation commissioner for Aweil East in Northern Bahr el Ghazal. "If the smugglers can make it into South Sudan we're happy to have them." Once they cross the border, Aror says, there are no issues.
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JOHOR BARU: The Johor Customs Department foiled two attempts to smuggle in RM5.42 million worth of alcohol at a container yard in the free zone of Tanjung Pelepas Port (PTP) on April 20 and 22. Director-General of Customs Datuk Indera Subromaniam Tholasy (pix) said they seized 44,000 boxes containing 200,000 litres of beer and 100,000 litres of whisky in 14 containers valued at RM5 million, excluding tax of RM20 million on April 20. In the second case, he added, they seized 115,200 cans (57,600 liters) of various brands of beer, from two container lorries in FTZ area of PTP, valued at RM427,104, excluding tax of RM896,422 on April 22. They also detained two container lorry drivers who are on a four day remand. He said alcohol smuggling syndicates were abusing the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to avoid paying taxes. The implementation of the amendments to the Customs Import Tax and Excise Duties on April 1 this year had also saved the country hundreds of millions in alcohol taxes just within three weeks.
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During investigation, the two detained Malaysian men late last year said Pornchai had disclosed to the authorities about the involvement of the Penang man in those two drug smuggling cases. "He has been travelling into Thailand many times before this to order the drugs. Once he has brokered the deal, he will go back to Malaysia and wait for the delivery," he said adding that the police are continuing their investigation on the man and his syndicate. The arrest of the Penang man yesterday, followed another high profile arrest of a Malaysian man who was also accused of being a senior figure of an international drug syndicate, at Hatyai airport last Wednesday. The man dubbed "Mr T" from Johor, is alleged to be responsible for several attempts to smuggle hundreds of kilogrammes of "Ice" into Malaysia and running business operations to launder money gained from the drug activities. — Bernama
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monkey world, the International Primate rescue centre in my constituency which assists governments all around the world in stopping the smuggling, abuse or neglect of primates. Her time and input into this debate has been invaluable. It seems barely credible that in this age of Enlightenment animal welfare and animal rights, it is still entirely legal to walk into a pet shop and buy any one of 66 species of monkey as.
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to make room for more than 100 homes and flats. With his book out on Wednesday, Bryan hopes its tales of riots, botched escapes and smuggling will now not be forgotten
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BANGKOK: Thai Police busted a major attempt to smuggle drugs into Malaysia when they intercepted a truck carrying one million yaba pills, a type of methaphetamine, four days ago in Mae Chan district, Chiang Rai in northern Thailand. According to Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) commander Maj Gen Tanai Aphichartseni, two Thai nationals from Songkla were arrested in a predawn raid on a ten-wheeler truck. "Both of the suspects admitted they were instructed to transport the drugs to Hatyai first and then Sadao before smuggling it into Malaysia. The police found 10 bags full of yaba pills inside the truck," he told a media conference here today. He said the duo, who were paid 400,000 baht (about RM50,000), were supposed to load the truck with oranges when they stopped in Chiang Mai en route to southern Thai, in an effort to hoodwink the authorities from discovering the truck's true consignment.
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18, 2015 and was sentenced to nine years in prison. But on Jan. 16, 2016, the same Boston prosecutors who charged Cheng, Jamili and two Iranian companies in 2013 were told by superiors to dismiss all charges against Jamilibased upon issues regarding securing extradition of the defendant and significant foreign policy interests.” Amin RavanAn Iranian citizen known to be a long-time procurement agent for Iran, Ravan and his Iran-based company IC Market Iran were charged in 2011 with smuggling U.S.-made military antennas to Hong Kong and Singapore. Authorities alleged that Ravan worked with a Singapore firm, Corezing International, to acquire the antennas and a wide array of other components for users in Iran. They also say he was involved in a sprawling Iranian procurement network that was charged with helping Iran acquire U.S. radio frequency modules and other components that ended up in a particularly deadly form of IED that was responsible for killing many American troops in Iraq.
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The Thai authorities said Supakit began to suspect the involvement of another much larger figure besides "Mr T" after conducting a comparison on his assets with the value and quantity of the drugs the syndicates smuggled into Malaysia before this. He said, the syndicate had made a total of five successful drug smuggling activities to Malaysia before faltering on their sixth attempt in March last year, when the Thai authorities intercepted 282kg of "Ice" in Sadao and arrested two Malaysian men. During investigation, the two Malaysian men who were arrested had spilled the beans on the syndicate's operation as well as the involvement of "Mr T", whom they accused as being the owner of the smuggled drugs, he said. The authorities believed "Mr T's" presence in Chiang Rai before his arrest was to place an order for another consignment of drugs. "Each smuggling attempt involved hundreds of kilogram of 'Ice', worth more than 1 billion Baht (about RM126 million)," according to him and added that "Mr T" has remained tight-lipped when asked by the authorities about the syndicate and his purported senior role.
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An illegal flying stunt of a group of four drones caused more than 60 flights to get disrupted on Friday the third such incident in a week. More than 10,000 passengers were left stranded, as a result. SEE ALSO: Drones are smuggling so much contraband into prisons that the UK created a 'squad' According to a report by China News Service , Chengdu's Shuangliu International Airport received reports of four drones flying within the protected zone of the airport, with one even passing below an incoming flight. Some 58 flights ended up getting diverted to other nearby airports, with four others forced to return, and more than 10 cancelled, on the day. Read more... More about Uavs , Drones , Airport , China , and World
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"In what universe does that not matter?" Koskinas said. "Territory means resources for them. You're giving away all the smuggling routes and opium and all the things that are enriching the Taliban and fueling the insurgency." Retaking territory lost to the Taliban will be key to turning the tide, Koskinas said. "At this point we almost don't need to talk about safe havens in Pakistan, because they have safe havens in Afghanistan." — Reuters
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It got into retail sales of petrol in January. "They have at least one petrol station in Pyongyang, perhaps two," Cockerell said. "I wouldn't be surprised to see more Air Koryo products make it to market before too long." A United Nations panel which investigates North Korean sanctions infringements said in a report in February there was an "absence of boundaries" between Air Koryo and the air force. "The airline's assets are actively utilised for military purposes," the report said. "Outwardly, this seems like a commercial airline, but in effect, this is run by the government," said Kim Yong-hyun, a professor of North Korean Studies at Dongguk University in South Korea. The United Nations has not sanctioned Air Koryo, although it has accused it of being involved in the smuggling of banned goods. Civilian aircraft are exempt from the U.N. ban on jet fuel exports to North Korea when refuelling overseas.
Global News
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A 47-year-old Brampton, Ont. man has pleaded guilty to trafficking $120 million worth of cocaine into Canada from the U.S. via hidden compartments on tractor trailers driven across international border crossings.
Global News
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The husband of a Canadian woman charged with human smuggling is one of three people authorities in the United States have arrested as part of the investigation.
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This week, we go undercover and attempt to take down a smuggling ring from within the organization.
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In a statement, the Shin Bet security agency said the women had entry permits to Israel for medical treatment. It said they were caught Wednesday. Ragheb Atallah, the patient's husband, said his wife, Basema, 55, has gone for treatment of colorectal cancer in Jerusalem more than 10 times since July and has never had a problem before. He said his wife was unaware that she may have been smuggling anything illegal into Israel. Someone asked them to take a bottle of medicine on their way for a patient there, he said. The bottle was closed and they did not know what is inside. It seems there was something and this caused disruption, the husband said Thursday. Ragheb Atallah said his wife was released and has been given permission again to go to the hospital, but her sister, 57-year-old Ibtessam Eid, remained in Israeli custody.
Evening Standard
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A pensioner who made more than £2 million smuggling drugs into the UK has been told to pay back just £1 because he is now penniless.