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  • Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

    July 21, 2014 2:11 AM

    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala - Human smuggling is a high-risk, often high-yield business, with migrants in Latin America paying $5,000-$10,000 each for the long, illegal journey in the care of smugglers. Smugglers, known as "coyotes," say they must pay off officials, gangs operating on trains and drug cartels controlling the routes... more »
  • Smuggling suspect bonds out of jail

    July 18, 2014 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of taking part in an smuggling ring that brought ingredients to make synthetic marijuana into Louisiana from China bonded out of jail Friday. Tim Tran posted bond around noon and left the West Baton Rouge Parish jail. Federal Magistrate Judge Stephen Riedlinger... more »
  • BRPD arrest man accused of contraband smuggling

    June 2, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement said they arrested a man accused of attempting to bring stolen goods to an inmate in EBR Parish Prison. Police arrested 44-year-old Terry Wright on suspicion of entering contraband into a penal institution on Sunday. Police said a patrolling officer on Airline Hwy.... more »
  • Greece: Smuggling boats capsize, 18 migrants drown

    May 5, 2014 7:22 AM

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's coast guard says it has recovered 14 bodies from inside a capsized migrant smuggling boat, bringing the total number of dead in the incident to 18. The yacht and a dinghy crammed with dozens of immigrants trying to enter Greece illegally capsized before dawn Monday off... more »
  • Prison for former soldier for smuggling heroin

    September 4, 2013 7:38 PM

    WILMINGTON, DELAWARE- A former U.S. Army Captain who smuggled heroin got ten years in prison for bringing the drugs into the U.S. while working as a private contractor in Afghanistan. Saleem Akbar Sharif of South Carolina pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute. His lawyers... more »
  • Eight inmates accused of trying to smuggle drugs into jail

    October 17, 2012 10:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Narcotics investigators in Livingston Parish charged eight inmates in their jail for being in on a plan to smuggle drugs into the detention center. On Oct. 3, deputies arrested two people they said were caught while trying to smuggle drugs such as methamphetamine and hydrocodone into the... more »
  • Burrito surprise, deputy caught

    April 30, 2012 3:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says a sheriff's deputy has pleaded no contest to charges that he smuggled drugs into a courthouse jail by concealing them in a burrito. A Justice System Integrity Division prosecutor says 27-year-old Henry Marin entered the pleas Monday in Superior... more »
  • N.O. woman pleads guilty in gun smuggling probe

    March 9, 2012 7:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman has pleaded guilty to making false statements to firearms dealers in purchasing six guns. 28-year-old Irna Lacayo faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of the four counts to which she pleaded guilty on... more »
  • School bus driver arrested for smuggling into jail

    February 12, 2012 11:44 AM

    GREENSBURG- A 44-year-old school bus driver from Hammond was arrested after she was caught allegedly smuggling prohibited items into St. Helena's jail. St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday they notified the Tangipahoa Parish School System that Tammy E. Smith was booked Wednesday on two counts of introducing contraband... more »
  • Cocaine smuggler sentenced

    September 11, 2009 8:01 AM

    John Issac Davis was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison after admitting to helping smuggle 33 pounds of cocaine into the Baton Rouge area. Authorities found the drugs during a traffic stop in May 2008. Authorities said Davis recruited two women to drive to Texas at least 97 times... more »

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