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  • $1M pot found in Mexican-made Fords transported through Warren to Kent

    07/15/2017 12:10:31 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 44 replies ^ | Fri, July 14, 2017 | Staff
    The head of the Youngstown Federal Drug Enforcement Administration says a recent marijuana-smuggling operation with ties to Warren is the first of its kind he has seen in this area. In fact, said Bob Balzano, who runs the local DEA office, the only time he has heard of the method being deployed was in April, when a similar discovery was made in Minnesota. The marijuana was found last week inside the wheel well for a spare tire in a new Ford Fusion which was manufactured in Sonora, Mexico, at a Ford dealership in Kent, after one of the vehicles was...
  • Massive effort to smuggle weapons into Gazan foiled

    05/03/2016 2:03:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Authorities have announced that customs investigators, along with the Israel Security Authority (ISA, also known as the Shin Bet or Shabak), recently prevented an attempt to smuggle four tons of ammonium chloride into Gaza. The chemical, which is used in the production of weapons, was hidden in bags of salt. Four tons would have allowed Hamas or other terror groups to create hundreds of long-range rockets. About a week before Passover, a shipment labeled as 40 tons of salt reached the Nitzana crossing, which is used for transporting goods between Egypt and both Israel and Gaza. An extensive search of...
  • Mexican Cartels Smuggle Terrorists into U.S. Through Rural Texas Border Region

    07/29/2015 3:24:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 29, 2015 | Judicial Watch
    Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near El Paso and they’re using remote farm roads—rather than interstates—to elude the Border Patrol and other law enforcement barriers, according to Judicial Watch sources on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border. The foreigners are classified as Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and they are being transported to stash areas in Acala, a rural crossroads located around 54 miles from El Paso on a state road – Highway 20. Once in the U.S., the SIAs wait for pick-up in the area’s sand hills just...
  • Exclusive: Obama Contracting With Taliban Heroin Smugglers in Afghanistan

    05/15/2014 6:44:18 AM PDT · by mgist · 37 replies
    TCS News ^ | 5/4/14 | Randall Stevens
    Obama’s military contracting with Taliban Heroin smugglers in Afghanistan By Randall Stevens TCS NEWS Qatar, NATO, and the NLC Given the Qatari connections to al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, terrorism, and the Arab Spring (which was a deliberate program to empower the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda), it is disturbing enough that the American military presence in the Gulf has been adopted by the ruling al-Thanis. But the clear line from Qatar to al Qaeda and the Taliban, and the incredible manifestation of corruption within the US military and NATO is even more glaring. The NLC, the same Taliban heroin...
  • Panama finds MiG fighter jets on N. Korean arms ship

    07/22/2013 1:16:33 PM PDT · by RainMan · 30 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/21/2013 | Lomi Kriel
    Investigators in Panama have found two MiG-21 fighter jets in cargo containers aboard a North Korean ship carrying weapons from Cuba. COLON, Panama — Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba have found the two MiG-21 fighter jets the Cuban government had said were on board, the government said Sunday. Alongside the two supersonic planes, originally produced by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, officials found two missile radar systems on board the Chong Chon Gang, President Ricardo Martinelli told reporters in the Atlantic port of Colón. The discovery, which...
  • Report: Morsi Promised to Smuggle Al Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Back to Egypt

    03/29/2013 10:33:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the blaze ^ | 3/29/13 | Tiffany Gabbay
    According to a new report published in the Arabic-language news outlet Misr al-Gidida and translated by Islam expert Raymond Ibrahim, Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi’s secretly met with al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri while in Islamabad, Pakistan. During the visit, Morsi reportedly promised to smuggle the Egyptian-born jihadist back to his native country. According to the report, a Pakistani source said the clandestine meeting was “facilitated by elements of Pakistani intelligence [ISI] and influential members of the international organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.” Zawahiri is, of course, an alumnus of the Brotherhood who allegedly tired of the group’s more patient-approach to world...
  • Iran 'steals surface-to-air missiles from Libya'

    09/28/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/28/2011 | Con Coughlin
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards have stolen dozens of sophisticated Russian-made surface-to-air missiles from Libya and smuggled them across the border to neighbouring Sudan, according to Western intelligence reports. The weapons were seized by units attached to the Guards' elite Quds Force, which travelled to Libya from their base in southern Sudan. Acting on orders received from Revolutionary Guards commanders in Iran, they took advantage of the chaos that engulfed Libya following the collapse of the regime of former dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to seize "significant quantities" of advanced weaponry, according to military intelligence officers in Libya. They say the weapons stolen...
  • AP NewsBreak: Mexican cartels smuggle oil to US

    08/10/2009 12:45:31 PM PDT · by Radio Free American? · 37 replies · 3,146+ views
    Yahoo! News-AP ^ | MARTHA MENDOZA,
    MEXICO CITY – U.S. refineries bought millions of dollars worth of oil siphoned from Mexican government pipelines and smuggled across the border — in some cases by drug cartels expanding their reach. At least one U.S. oil executive has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy that involved what prosecutors said was about $2 million in stolen Mexican oil, U.S. Justice Department officials confirmed to The Associated Press.
  • Grandmother, 77, smuggled £1million of cocaine in her Motability car

    09/29/2008 9:01:03 AM PDT · by yorkie · 8 replies · 681+ views
    Daily Mail, UK ^ | September 29, 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 77-year-old grandmother is facing a lengthy jail sentence after smuggling £1million of cocaine into the country in her Motability car. Ambrozine Heron and her daughter Paulette Chambers, 49, were caught with a car full of the Class A drug as they tried to drive through Dover ferry port. The pair made 14 trips to the continent to collect their shipments from Holland and would fool customs officials by using the ailing granny as a cover for their smuggling. But the family business came unstuck when Heron's Nissan Pathfinder was stopped at Dover by customs who discovered 40 food tins...
  • Meat smuggling breaks record

    07/18/2007 2:39:14 PM PDT · by em2vn · 24 replies · 616+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 07-18-07 | Nina Berglund
    Police are seizing more smuggled meat than ever before, and border patrols suspect organized smuggling gangs that are supplyng a market keen on dodging Norway's high meat prices. Customs authorities have seized 34 tons of meat smuggled into Norway so far this year. That's three times the amount seized in the same period last year. Police, customs and officials from Norway's Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) have no doubt the smuggling has become organized. Several of the couriers caught with smuggled meat are repeat offenders, and the quantities of meat caught in some seizures is so large (2.8 tons on one...
  • Calif. Man Arrested After Migrants Allegedly Sewn In Seats

    08/09/2006 4:43:06 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 11 replies · 500+ views ^ | UPDATED: 3:36 pm PDT August 8, 2006 | NBC11
    SAN YSIDRO, Calif. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. man Tuesday morning after they say he tried to smuggle three migrants into the country hidden in the seats of his vehicle. CBP officers said they encountered the driver, a 33-year-old resident of Rosarito, Mexico, as he entered the port at about 5 a.m. driving a GMC Vendura van.
  • July 1st Nationwide Rally and Boycott to Stop Illegal Immigration

    06/05/2006 2:35:25 AM PDT · by michellena · 10 replies · 889+ views
    U.S.A. Citizen Day ^ | 6/1/2006 | Citizen Day
    Nationwide Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at every City HallOn May 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. On July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally and BoycottRally to stop the invasion by millions of illegal aliens. 1-Day boycott...
  • <b>USA Citizens Day - July 1st Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration</b>

    05/24/2006 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Angelina211 · 5 replies · 845+ views ^ | 5/23/2006 | CitizenDay
    USA Citizens Day - July 1st Immigration Control Rally Nationwide Rally on Saturday, July 1st, at noon, at your City HallMay 1st - Million of Illegal Aliens Marched in our StreetsTwelve million illegal aliens demonstrated their political power, and declared May 1st to be A Day Without Undocumented Workers ( illegal aliens ). They boycotted the USA, all US businesses and institutions. Millions of them marched in our streets, carried Mexican flags, shouted "Si se puede!", and demanded new laws from our Congress. July 1st - U.S. Citizens Nationwide Rally for Immigration ControlRally to stop our continuous invasion by...
  • Man admits he tried to smuggle Iranian national across border

    05/17/2006 8:14:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 579+ views
    A Mesa man has admitted in federal court that he tried to smuggle an illegal immigrant from Iran across the U.S.-Mexico border. FBI agents arrested Zeayadali Malhamdary and raided his tailor shop May 26 after an undercover investigation found he tried to obtain Mexican visas for Iranians so they could fly into Mexico and then cross the border. Malhamdary has admitted to friends he crossed the Mexico border illegally in 1998 to escape religious persecution in Iran, whose official religion is the Shiite branch of Islam. He was granted refugee status in February 1999. Under Monday's plea deal, sentencing will...
  • Puppy smuggling draws protests (smuggled in from Mexico; most die)

    04/28/2006 10:44:39 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 107 replies · 1,348+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 4/28/06
    Alarmed by cross-border sales of ill pets, animal groups push for law By Vincent J. Schodolski Tribune national correspondent SAN DIEGO -- Sandra McConkey's cocker spaniel had just died. Halloween was approaching when she and her daughter Ashley, then 14, were walking through the parking lot of the Plaza Bonita mall here. All of a sudden Ashley started shouting, McConkey recalled. "Mommy, look, puppies, let's buy one!" There in a box were two cocker spaniel puppies. "They were adorable," McConkey said. "They looked just like our dog who had died." McConkey said she bargained with the Mexican woman selling the...
  • Prison Visitor Allegedly Uses Vagina To Smuggle Live Grenade

    04/20/2006 7:37:40 PM PDT · by Westlander · 184 replies · 4,298+ views
    AP ^ | April 20, 2006 | The Associated Press
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- A Salvadoran woman is in some trouble after she allegedly tried to smuggle into the country's main prison a military grenade and marijuana hidden in her vagina. The cylinder was about 10 inches long and 4 inches wide. Officials didn't say what prompted them to check Lidia Alvarado, 44, but authorities have raised the security level at jails across the country, fearing inmates may be planning something.
  • Stripped fighter jet seized (Hong Kong Customs seized smuggled MIG-29 *no import license)

    04/04/2006 6:17:28 PM PDT · by Republican Party Reptile · 46 replies · 5,499+ views
    The Standard (Hong Kong) ^ | Apr 4 2006 | Leslie Kwoh
    Stripped fighter jet seized Hong Kong customs authorities have seized an aircraft believed to be a Soviet-made Mig-29 Fulcrum fighter jet at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal after a routine check revealed the shipment was missing an import license. Leslie Kwoh Wednesday, April 05, 2006 Hong Kong customs authorities have seized an aircraft believed to be a Soviet-made Mig-29 Fulcrum fighter jet at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal after a routine check revealed the shipment was missing an import license. The aircraft did not carry any weapons and had been stripped of its engine and other parts when it was...
  • Two U.S. Border Agents Accused of Taking Bribes

    "The complaint said McClaren deposited $85,900 in personal bank accounts, while Alvarez deposited $82,000."
  • CA: Two sailors arrested for helping smuggle immigrants across border

    02/02/2006 7:47:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,094+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/2/06 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two sailors have been arrested on suspicion of helping to smuggle immigrants through a patrol station near the San Ysidro border crossing, according to a Navy spokesman. The two San Diego-based sailors were scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday, said Scott Sutherland, deputy public affairs officer for Navy Region Southwest in San Diego. Both men are petty officers second class, Sutherland told the San Diego Union-Tribune. One worked as a military police officer at the shore-patrol station. The other, a friend of the first man, was assigned to a helicopter squadron at North Island Naval...
  • Feds accuse men in scheme to smuggle missiles into U.S.

    11/09/2005 3:45:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 758+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/09/05 | ap - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted two Southern California men Wednesday with conspiracy to smuggle surface-to-air missiles into the United States. Such missiles are designed to bring down aircraft. The U.S. attorney's office said the charges against Chao Tung Wu, 51, of La Puente and Yi Qing Chen, 41, of Rosemead marked the first time a 2004 anti-terrorism statute has been used. The statute calls for a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and the possibility of life in prison without parole if convicted. The men have been in custody since August when they were arrested as...