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  • Border Patrol arrests DACA recipient accused of smuggling over $34G worth of meth

    10/03/2018 8:52:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 3, 2018 | By Paulina Dedaj
    A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient was arrested in California near the Mexico border Tuesday morning and accused of smuggling over $34,000 worth of meth into the U.S., officials said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the 22-year-old man, who is originally from Mexico, approached the El Centro Sector checkpoint on Highway 86 at approximately 11:20 a.m. in a grey Kia Optima. Agents called for a secondary inspection of his vehicle, during which a canine team alerted to something suspicious in the trunk, investigators said. Agents recovered 14 vacuum-sealed packages, weighing over 17 pounds in all, that...
  • A Hole in the Bottom of the KFC

    09/02/2018 1:39:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | September 2, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    In the fourth season of Showtime’s Weeds, drug smugglers use a tunnel connecting border towns in California and Mexico, with the American side of the tunnel opening up under a maternity shop. Yet when a drug-smuggling tunnel was found, last month, connecting a defunct Arizona KFC to a home in Mexico, all the references seemed to be to AMC’s Breaking Bad. I guess what stuck out in most people’s minds was the chicken. KFC is a fast-food chicken joint. And, in Breaking Bad, the show’s fictional crystal meth operation was run under umbrella of Los Pollos Hermanos, a southwest fast-food...
  • New report refutes stupidity of Dem calls to abolish ICE: Terrorists are being smuggled into U.S.

    08/13/2018 6:37:31 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/13/18 | USA Features
    Lunacy: There are increasing calls among leading Democratic candidates for president to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency as part of their effort to pander to the Marxist/anarchist Left-wing faction of the party. But a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies not only highlights the good work that ICE agents do but also the fact that these men and women are vital to our country’s counterterrorism efforts. In particular, the report notes a little-referenced reality: That there are established terrorist smuggling routes into the U.S., and that ICE agents play an important role in interdicting them.
  • Strzok and Page knew about Anthony Weiner’s sex trafficking link and hid evidence

    07/14/2018 5:37:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 76 replies
    Milne ^ | 7/13/2018 | Peter Andrews
    According to new information released, disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok doctored evidence regarding the Anthony Weiner investigation to hide the fact that Weiner’s laptop (which was under investigation for his sex crimes with a minor) contained classified emails belonging to Hillary Clinton. So the big question is did Peter Strzok know Anthony Weiner was involved in something far more sinister? Absolutely he did. It get’s worse, on the same day that a woman was found dead stuffed in a garbage chute in Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s apartment building, more information was revealed. What has been found is that on...
  • World Cup 2018: Smuggling the Pride flag into Russia

    07/10/2018 9:37:40 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10th July 2018 | Shiona McCallum
    Six LGBT activists have found a way to fly the Pride flag in Russia - by wearing football shirts in the rainbow colours. The country has had a law banning the spreading of "gay propaganda" among under-18s since 2013. The Pride flag is a symbol celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, but displaying it in Russia can get you arrested. The group got together and wore their nations' football tops around Moscow. It meant the shirts of Spain, the Netherlands (who weren't in the World Cup), Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia collectively made the colours of the stripes of...
  • (Vanity) Coyote cost to be smuggled

    06/30/2018 1:30:42 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 35 replies
    Vanity | 6/30/2018 | self
    I have a question for FReepers which might merit some discussion. I've been reading about the amount that people pay coyotes to be smuggled into the US. For Central Americans and other OTM (Other than Mexicans), estimates I've seen vary from $6,000 to $12,000 per person. That amount gets a person smuggled through Mexico (really, the Mexican part is a bribe for passage, possibly un-molested) and across the border into the US. An example article discussing this can be easily found. One example is this one from the NY Times: What it Costs to be Smuggled Across the U. S....
  • Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border? (2014)

    06/19/2018 6:16:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15/14 | John Burnett
    **SNIP** U.S. authorities claim that human smugglers like El Lobo (the wolf) are at the heart of the current border crisis because they have facilitated the travels of the 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who've been apprehended in South Texas since October. "We cross them in inner tubes. If they're 3 or 4 years old, I have to cross them myself. I can't let them drown," he says. The Wolf wears Reeboks with pink soles, a black polo shirt and a thin mustache. He's handsome in a bad-boy sort of way. We sit in an open-air lunchroom on a back street...
  • [Photos] Sections of the Amnok River near Dandong, China, blocked with barbed wire fence [N. Korea]

    05/11/2018 12:48:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2018-05-11 | Ha Yoon Ah
    [Photos] Sections of the Amnok River near Dandong, China, blocked with barbed wire fence [N. Korea] Ha Yoon Ah | 2018-05-11 13:05 Barbed wire fence in the Amnok River area, Dandong. Photo: Daily NK (taken in April 2018). Barbed wire fence in the Amnok River area, Dandong. Photo: Daily NK (taken in April 2018). It has been reported that barbed wire fences have been installed in areas of the Amnok (Yalu) River area near Dandong, Liaoning Province. The fences have sprung up in a sparsely-populated area of the river and are thought to be aimed at deterring smuggling between North...
  • BPD Officer Arrested by Border Patrol in Kenedy County (TX)

    03/06/2018 8:04:19 PM PST · by Tammy8 · 19 replies
    Brownsville Herald ^ | March 6, 2018 | Mark Reagan
    A Brownsville police officer accused of bringing and harboring undocumented immigrants appeared in federal court in Corpus Christi Tuesday morning, court documents show. Brownsville PD Officer Valerie Rivas, was arrested on Feb. 26 on the Padre Island National Seashore while being swept up in a illegal smuggling attempt that Border Patrol agents foiled over a two-day period. According to a criminal complaint, Rivas’ boyfriend of 12 years is an undocumented immigrant from Tabasco, Mexico, who was set to be smuggled from Brownsville to Victoria. The complaint says when agents arrested the person who was to pick up the immigrants, Rivas,...
  • California’s Tough Gun Laws Make Trafficking Illegal Firearms A Lucrative Business, Ex-Smuggler Says

    02/20/2018 5:15:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | Stephen Stock and Jeremy Carroll
    Despite some of the toughest gun laws in the country, a former gun smuggler tells NBC Bay Area that illegal firearms will continue to flow into the state as long as guns can be purchased with relative ease in other parts of the country. In fact, the wide disparity in regulations creates a lucrative market for those willing to risk running guns from one state to another, he said. “I was out in a different state, and I just saw how easy it was for people from that state to just get a gun,” he said. The former gun trafficker...
  • Border Patrol agents find tunnel in El Paso that connects city to storied past

    02/01/2018 7:09:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Ray Bogan
    Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas found a 75-foot tunnel along the U.S. bank of the Rio Grande river – and one former Border Patrol chief believes its origins could go back 100 years. The tunnel was found when Texas Department of Transportation employees were building near downtown and notified Border Patrol agents of a cave in. The Border Patrol’s Confined Space Entry Team went inside to take a look and found it goes further into the U.S. but not into Mexico. “Remediation efforts are already under way, which include filling the tunnel with concrete. At this time we...
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • ‘RED HANDED’: Trump attacks China on Twitter after report of North Korea oil transfer

    12/28/2017 10:04:49 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | DEC 28 2017
    ‘RED HANDED’: Trump attacks China on Twitter after report of North Korea oil transfer WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump attacked China on Thursday following reports that Chinese ships transferred oil to North Korean vessels at sea in violation of U.N. sanctions over the North's nuclear weapons program. Trump said on Twitter that China had been "Caught RED HANDED," adding he was "very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea." "There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!" the president said, without citing the source of his information.
  • Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to N.Korea

    12/25/2017 6:34:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | December 26, 2017 | Yu Yong-weon, Kim Jin-myung
    Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to N.Korea By Yu Yong-weon, Kim Jin-myung December 26, 2017 11:22 U.S. reconnaissance satellites have spotted Chinese ships selling oil to North Korean vessels on the West Sea around 30 times since October. According to South Korean government sources, the satellites have pictured large Chinese and North Korean ships illegally trading in oil in a part of the West Sea closer to China than South Korea. The satellite pictures even show the names of the ships. A government source said, "We need to focus on the fact that the illicit trade started after a UN...
  • Awans involved in Hezbollah Drug/Vehicle Smuggling..?

    12/19/2017 4:22:13 PM PST · by gaijin · 138 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec. 19th 2017 | Imperator_Rex
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  • “Run granny, they caught me.”

    09/29/2017 1:04:45 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies ^ | September 29, 2017 | Taboola
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia grandmother has joined her grandson in jail after being accused of smuggling drugs to him behind bars. The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force said 64-year-old Carolyn Lou Gay was arrested Wednesday on 15 charges related to drug possession and delivery.
  • Monterey Park Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Poisonous Cobras in Potato Chip Cans

    09/08/2017 11:22:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sep 7, 2017
    Rodrigo Franco, 34, admitted to smuggling another 20 or so cobras, as well as sending protected turtles to Hong Kong.A Monterey Park man who accepted packages containing three highly venomous king cobras coiled up in potato chip canisters pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal wildlife smuggling charge. Rodrigo Franco, 34, admitted to smuggling another 20 or so cobras, as well as sending protected turtles to Hong Kong, according to his plea agreement. Prosecutors agreed to seek a sentence of no more than 18 months in exchange for the plea. A Dec. 7 sentencing hearing was set by U.S. District Judge...
  • Did FBI Cover Up Confederate Statue Bomb Plot by Dem Donor's Son?

    08/22/2017 11:09:50 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 22, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Richard Dowling's statue ended up saving a whole lot of lives. Here's what happened now. Andrew Cecil Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, federal prosecutors announced. A park ranger doing a routine patrol of the area around Hermann Park on Saturday caught Schneck kneeling in the bushes near the statue of Richard Dowling, a commander in the Confederate army
  • 60 illegal immigrants locked in a frigid trailer rescued by Border Patrol

    08/19/2017 6:16:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2017
    Sixty illegal immigrants who were comingled within a tractor holding produce were rescued by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents on Saturday. Agents referred a tractor trailer driver to secondary inspection after a dog alerted officials to the people who were laying on and within pallets of broccoli. The trailer's doors were secured with a padlock and the subjects had no means of escape. The trailer's temperature was 49 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • PDay 298.3 PDay 298.3. Petraeus Three Ring Circus

    08/17/2017 12:38:12 PM PDT · by chopperman · 10 replies
    i can't post elsewhere. help gw go viral.