Smuggling

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 - 5:21 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 07, 2018 - 10:28 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 - 2:49 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 funded by Seagram's liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman is bankrolling the defense for her co-...
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December 05, 2018 - 3:14 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have released from pre-trial detention four members of a charity working with migrants who had been arrested in August for allegedly helping migrant smuggling. Among the four was Syrian refugee Sara Mardini, who gained international attention when she and her...
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December 05, 2018 - 6:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on raids on the Italian mob across Europe (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Police say they have arrested about 90 suspected mafia members in a series of coordinated raids in four European countries. The arrests in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium came as part of an...
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Masked police stand in an ice parlor in Duisburg, western Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 as authorities conduct coordinated raids in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands in a crackdown on the Italian mafia. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 4:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands launched coordinated raids Wednesday in a crackdown on the Italian mafia. The raids were the culmination of an investigation codenamed Pollino that was launched in 2016 against the 'ndrangheta criminal group on allegations of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, provided by U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. On Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, a government witness testifying at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" claims his cartel paid massive bribes to a top law enforcement official. (U.S. Law Enforcement via AP, File)
November 28, 2018 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If Miguel Angel Martinez had any doubt there was a bounty on his head from the Sinaloa cartel when he was thrown in a Mexican jail in the late 1990s, the taunting by his fellow inmates would have erased it. "They started yelling at me, asking me what my shoe size was," Martinez said...
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November 28, 2018 - 3:51 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece say they have arrested 63 people accused of running a major gold smuggling operation, using a network of pawn shops that rapidly expanded during the country's severe financial crisis. The arrests were announced Wednesday and police seized cash, gold bars,...
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November 21, 2018 - 10:14 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A doctor in Texas with a passion for paleontology is challenging the federal government after authorities seized a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull from his fossil collection. Dr. James Godwin argues that the government waited too long to file a forfeiture claim after it...
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November 13, 2018 - 8:43 pm
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court on Tuesday charged 18 people, including 11 pregnant women, with violating laws against surrogate births. Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophana said the 11 women and four other people were charged with surrogacy and human trafficking. Three...
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