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“Operation Crash” Takes Down Black Rhino Horn Salesmen “Operation Crash” Takes Down Black Rhino Horn Salesmen

A federal grand jury in Los Vegas today issued indictments for two men accused of selling black rhinoceros horns in the U.S. The men were caught in a sting that was part of “Operation Crash,” a nationwide investigation into the …

I-80 Drug Stops Lead To Community Debates I-80 Drug Stops Lead To Community Debates

Thousands of dollars have been confiscated from vehicles traveling on U.S. Interstate 80 where authorities have believed that these travelers could potentially be drug traffickers. Recently, one vehicle contained $50,000 while another vehicle was pulled over with a reported $13,800. …

Three Men Sentenced For Smuggling Grenade Launchers Three Men Sentenced For Smuggling Grenade Launchers

Three men were sentenced this week in a California District Court for illegally importing high-powered military hardware into the U.S. The smuggled items included grenade launchers, machine guns, and ballistic vests. The three men, Sergio Syjuco, Cesar Ubaldo, and Arjyl …

Seafaring Smugglers May Pose Threats for Coast Guard Seafaring Smugglers May Pose Threats for Coast Guard

As awareness increases along the border of the U.S., smugglers have resorted to seafaring methods in order to transport drugs. The U.S. Coast Guard, which patrols 95,000 miles of coastline, has continually upheld the responsibility of keeping a watchful eye …

Man Convicted of Narwhal Tusk Smuggling Man Convicted of Narwhal Tusk Smuggling

A federal jury has found Andrew Zarauskas of Union, New Jersey guilty on a variety of charges associated with smuggling narwhal tusks. Zarauskas was found guilty of conspiracy, money laundering, and smuggling for illegally importing narwhal tusks into the U.S. …

Vatican Monsignor Arrested for Money Laundering Vatican Monsignor Arrested for Money Laundering
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A former senior Vatican accountant who is already on house arrest is facing yet another charge for money laundering. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano is currently facing separate charges from last year for smuggling 20m euros into Italy. However, on Tuesday, he, …

Cat Caught Smuggling Weed into Moldovan Prison Cat Caught Smuggling Weed into Moldovan Prison

A wily cat was recently discovered to have been smuggling marijuana into a Moldovan prison, after guards noticed its strange collar. The cat had routinely entered and left the prison through a hole in a fence. Upon closer inspection, guards …

Case of the Smuggling Monsignor Gets Deeper Case of the Smuggling Monsignor Gets Deeper
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The story of the Vatican official who was arrested for attempting to smuggle money has gotten even more cloak-and-dagger. The official, Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, 61, worked as a senior accountant in the Vatican’s financial administration. He is accused of colluding …

Panama Detains North Korean Ship, Finds Hidden Weapons Panama Detains North Korean Ship, Finds Hidden Weapons

A North Korean ship traveling through the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba has been detained, and Panama is claiming to have found undeclared weapons on board the ship. According to a Reuters report, Panama detained the ship on …

Vatican Official Arrested For Smuggling Money Vatican Official Arrested For Smuggling Money

Earlier this week, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had set up a “Commission for Reference” or board of inquiry for the Institute for Works of Religion – the Vatican Bank. The IOR, as it is called, has been rocked …

U.S.-Canada Border Shooting Suspect Arrested U.S.-Canada Border Shooting Suspect Arrested

The U.S. border with Canada is generally more peaceful than the U.S. border with Mexico, but an incident this week shows that the northern border is also used for drug smuggling. A drug bust that took place this week in …

Creative iPad Smuggling in China Creative iPad Smuggling in China

Trying to get your hands on some of Apple’s highly sought after iHardware in Hong Kong? There’s a zip line for that, courtesy of some creative Chinese smugglers. China has already had some crazy stories concerning Apple products–take the fake …