Smuggling

A Border Force patrol vessel leaves the Port of Dover, in England, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Britain's Home Secretary has questioned whether migrants trying to enter England from France by taking small boats across the English Channel are genuine asylum-seekers. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 1:33 am
LONDON (AP) — 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 are being questioned...
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People hold a banner with a photo of Brazil's former army captain Jair Bolsonaro before the swearing-in ceremony, in front of the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brail, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. Once an outsider mocked by fellow lawmakers for his far-right positions, constant use of expletives and even casual dressing, Bolsonaro is taking office as Brazil's president Tuesday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
January 01, 2019 - 10:50 am
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The latest on the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil's new president (all times local): 4:50 p.m. New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. President Donald Trump are expressing mutual admiration on Twitter. Minutes after Bolsonaro took the oath of office and...
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December 21, 2018 - 2:27 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a St. Louis man accused of killing nine people since 2008 during his alleged involvement in a drug trafficking ring. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Anthony Jordan has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges...
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Claudia Maquin, 27, shows a photo of her daughter, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin in Raxruha, Guatemala, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The 7-year-old girl died in a Texas hospital, two days after being taken into custody by border patrol agents in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
December 18, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 her father were found Dec...
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December 18, 2018 - 10:42 am
PARIS (AP) — Interpol says a police operation targeting migrant smugglers has led to the arrest of 49 people across the Americas. According to the international police organization, the arrests took place during four days of "coordinated action" in 11 countries. Interpol secretary general Jurgen...
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December 18, 2018 - 6:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the war crimes conviction of a timber dealer who was found guilty last year of selling arms to former Liberian leader Charles Taylor and of complicity in war crimes committed by Taylor's forces in Liberia and Guinea from 2000 to 2003...
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In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo, Sister Laurentina, left, stands next to the tombstone of Adelina Sau in Abi village in West Timor, Indonesia. Adelina died while working as a maid for a Malaysian family. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
December 14, 2018 - 2:21 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian official vowed on Friday to do more to combat human trafficking after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed that scores of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from one of the nation's poorest regions. Josef Nae Soi, the vice governor of East...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Customs officials at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers. Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana on Saturday had the songbirds in a duffel bag. The New York Times reports officials believe the birds...
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December 07, 2018 - 7:28 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Police in Croatia have detained 13 people suspected of smuggling migrants who are trying to reach Western Europe through the Balkans. Police said Friday that they are searching for one more suspect accused of smuggling at least 119 migrants in and out of Croatia from late...
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December 06, 2018 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are challenging how defense lawyers are being paid in the case against a self-improvement organization accused of branding female followers. Court papers say a trust largely funded by Seagram's liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman is bankrolling the defense for...
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