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  • Guard, visitor arrested for having drugs at Angola

    June 13, 2017 10:30 AM

    ANGOLA – A guard and a visitor at the notorious state pen are facing charges for, on separate occasions, trying to smuggle drugs into the prison. Details of the arrests were released Tuesday. State prison officials said the smuggling operations were busted within 24 hours – the most recent... more »
  • Mexico judge says 'El Chapo' extradition may proceed

    May 9, 2016 1:55 PM

    MEXICO CITY - A Mexican judge says the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can move ahead, but the country's foreign ministry must still approve it and the defense can appeal. The federal Judiciary Council said Monday the judge had agreed that the legal requirements laid out in... more »
  • Elayn Hunt Correctional cadet arrested for smuggling goods for inmates

    April 19, 2016 3:52 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- An Elayn Hunt Correctional Center officer-in-training was arrested after trying to smuggle in vodka, tobacco and cell phones into the facility for inmates. On Sunday, correctional center staff found out that 29-year-old Jessica Dedon, of Denham Springs, smuggled in the items after watching video surveillance. The video showed... more »
  • US steps up attacks on Islamic State oil trucks in Syria

    November 23, 2015 11:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is accelerating its attacks on tanker trucks used by the Islamic State to haul oil for its lucrative smuggling operations. A U.S. spokesman in Baghdad said Monday that the U.S. hit 283 oil tanker trucks in eastern Syria on Saturday as part of a concerted... more »
  • Illinois man sentenced in Louisiana for turtle smuggling

    August 6, 2015 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in New Orleans has sentenced an Illinois man to more than three years in prison for attempting to buy threatened turtles captured in violation of state law. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Keith Cantore, of Monee, Illinois, was sentenced Wednesday and was... more »
  • 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 »

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