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Saudi bans Lebanese produce because of drug smuggling

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia will ban Lebanese fruits and vegetables entering the kingdom or passing through it because those shipments have been increasingly used to smuggle drugs, the official news ag...

Colombia police, military raid illegal gold mining operation

MAGUI PAYAN, Colombia (AP) — From the air, the illegal gold mines look like wounds in the dense jungle of southern Colombia — scars of red, gray and brown dirt surrounding toxic ponds. ...

Relics seized from smugglers are returning to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Precious relics of Afghanistan’s ancient past are returning home as the nation confronts deepening uncertainty about its future. A collection of 33 artifacts seize...

Ex-Arizona official gets more prison time in adoption scheme

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Arizona politician could serve up to 15 years in prison for operating an illegal adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands after he was given his third s...

Montenegro arrests alleged criminal gang boss

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s police have arrested an alleged boss of a criminal gang which has spread fear and bloodshed in the Balkans and across Europe, officials said Wednesday. ...

Turkey probes human trafficking using official passports

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s Interior Ministry has launched a probe into six more municipalities in connection with an alleged human smuggling scheme where Turkish citizens wanting to migrate to Eur...

Hopelessness continues driving Hondurans to migrate

OMOA, Honduras (AP) — At a converted seaside hotel, more than 200 Honduran migrants stepped off six buses, weary from travelling overnight across Guatemala after being deported by Mexico. ...

Israel: Rocket from Gaza is 2nd in 24 hours; no injuries

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says Palestinian militants fired a rocket from Gaza into the country’s south Friday, the second incident in 24 hours. The rocket cau...

Texas truck driver indicted in deaths of 8 migrants in crash

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who drove a pickup truck involved in a deadly head-on crash, killing eight migrants he was carrying, was indicted Wednesday on federal charges. A fe...

Mexico president focusing efforts to stop child migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to visit his country’s southern border to discuss with governors and mayors there how to stop the smuggling of c...

Tucson man gets federal prison term for firearms smuggling

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in federal prison for smuggling firearms and ammunition into Mexico. Prosecutors said 31-year-old Ruben Arnulfo Chav...

Driver slowed or stopped before crash killed 13 migrants

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The driver of an SUV packed with migrants stopped or slowed before getting slammed by a tractor-trailer in one of the deadliest border-related crashes in U.S. history, according to te...

Special Report Analysis and Conclusions on Djibouti President’s Fifth Term

LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 12 April 2021 - PANGEA-RISK https://www.pangea-risk.com/ published a special report on DJIBOUTI: ELECTIONS TAMPERING AND ARMS SMUGGLING ALLEGATIONS MAR PRESIDENT'S FIFTH ...

Libyan officials say UN-sanctioned human trafficker freed

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities released one of the country’s most wanted human traffickers less than four months after his arrest in the capital, Tripoli, security officials said Monday. ...

195 arrested in vast international human trafficking sweep

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says police in Africa and Europe arrested 195 people and rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking in a vast crackdown on criminal networks led by the France-based internat...