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Egypt blames organized crime after migrant shipwreck deaths

CAIRO - Egypt on Wednesday blamed organized criminal gangs of people traffickers operating on its territory after a boat carrying 500 illegal migrants was intentionally capsized off Malta.The migrants, including up to 100 children, drowned after smugglers ... [Published NOW News - 50 mins ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Two arrested in Port Charlotte for trafficking in MDMA, Marijuana

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL- Two people were arrested on several drug charges, including Trafficking in MDMA and Trafficking in Marijuana, following an early morning search warrant at a Punta Gorda residence.At about 7:00 am today, members of the Narcotics Unit ... [Published My Sun Coast - 1 hour ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Cocaine and Marijuana Found Hidden in Vatican Librarian's Car

This past weekend, on Sunday, authorities in France had the shock of a lifetime when they came across quite a lot of cocaine and marijuana hidden inside a car belonging to Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejia, now an emeritus librarian at the Holy ... [Published Softpedia - 1 hour ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Solons want income and excise taxes from sale of gold removed

Two lawmakers have proposed removing the excise and income taxes on gold sold to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as a way of encouraging small-scale miners and traders to sell their gold to government rather than the black market. House Bill 4951, filed ... [Published GMA News Online - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Mineral, Black Market, Taxes
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 3 reports

Eight arrested on suspicion of trafficking remain in custody

Eight people arrested yesterday in connection with an investigation into slavery and human trafficking remain in custody. Police say they've now completed their searches of all of the addresses.Police arrested eight people, five women and three men, on ... [Published - 3 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 7 reports

Cocaine, cannabis found in Vatican car in France

World Bulletin / News DeskTwo Italian men have reportedly been arrested in France after being caught driving a Vatican diplomatic car carrying a haul of cocaine and cannabis.Four kilograms of cocaine and 200 grams of cannabis were discovered by customs ... [Published World Bulletin - 6 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 5 reports

4 jailed in St. Marys heroin sting

By ST. MARYS – Four suspects have been arrested in connection with heroin trafficking and placed in Elk County Prison as a result of an investigation conducted by the City Police and the Attorney General's office.Officers, agents and members of the North ... [Published Ridgway Record - 7 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 3 reports

‘Islamists bankrolled by drug-smuggling operation’

Islamist groups in northern Mali are paying local drivers to smuggle drugs and migrants across the desert for shipment to Europe, according to sources in Timbuktu.Smuggling operations are the financial backbone of Islamist groups such as al-Qaida in the ... [Published Nigeria Punch - 12 hours ago]
Entities: Islamist, Mali, Cocaine
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 3 reports

Three charged after morning raids

Officers from the Wetherill Park Region Enforcement Squad have charged three men after simultaneous raids yesterday morning allegedly found heroin, cocaine and cash at homes across the southwest. Beginning at 7.20am, officers searched five homes; three ... [Published Daily Telegraph Australia - South West - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 4 reports

Food worker accused of smuggling drugs into prison

ST. LOUIS, Michigan (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A food worker at a Michigan prison has been arrested in connection to smuggling drugs.A Corrections Department spokesman says the Aramark Correctional Services worker was turned over to the Michigan State Police and ... [Published Corrections Connection - 15 hours ago]
Entities: Smuggling, Workers, Prison
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 8 reports

Monroe Co. woman pleads to heroin trafficking

PHILADELPHIA -A 33-year-old Monroe County woman has pleaded guilty to her involvement in a heroin trafficking scheme.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Tamika Davis of Effort admitted she conspired with others to distribute heroin in the ... [Published WFMZ-TV Online - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 7 reports

Nearly nine pounds of opium hidden in soap bars seized at SFO

A box of soap delivered to San Francisco International Airport from Thailand was hiding nearly nine pounds of opium, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said today.The box containing 66 bars of individually packaged soap was received by the international ... [Published San Mateo Daily Journal - Sep 16 2014]


"Those Syrians and Palestinians enter Egypt with tourist visas, then attempt to get smuggled to Italy" he said
"More than raising revenues for the government, the aggressive disposition of forfeited goods has also helped decongest the Manila International Container Terminal and sent a strong message to our stakeholders that we are committed to implementing customs laws and policies to the letter" said BOC-MICP District Collector ElmirDela Cruz
"Forced eradication is an exercise in futility," Tree said. "There simply too much poverty, demand, and ungoverned territory on this planet. Combine that with the astronomical 'price support' offered by drug prohibition and we've accomplished what the alchemists couldn't do: We turned minimally processed agricultural commodities into gold. Cocaine should cost pennies per dose, but the risk premium created by our ever escalating drug war gives us the modern alchemy."
"All of us share in the responsibility of addressing this in the community and making sure our young people are well educated. That there's programming available for those who might be addicted" said Yohey

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