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Drug Smuggling

Check Out This Pot-Slinging Catapult Found On Mexico's Border

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.15.2017 | Crime

Drug smugglers along the Mexico-Arizona border will have to find another way to deliver marijuana after their pot-slinging catapult was dismantled. Th...

Someone Really Methed Up This Burrito

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.26.2016 | Weird News

Burritos can be filled with all sorts of things: beef, chicken, rice, avocado or veggies. One thing that shouldn't be put in them: methamphetamine. Cu...

Richard Stratton Brought Marijuana and a Smuggler's Blues to a New Black

Pavlina Osta | Posted 05.17.2016 | Teen
Pavlina Osta

The 1970s were a time when you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing the Beatles, war was rampant in the Middle East, and cannabis fueled the cou...

Feds Bust Drug Smuggling Ring Using Tunnel Under U.S.-Mexico Border

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.18.2017 | Crime

SAN DIEGO, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. federal agents have arrested four people and seized nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana in an operation to bust a dr...

Marijuana Cleverly Disguised As Carrots Seized By Border Patrol

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.13.2016 | Crime

Drug smugglers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border tried to get a little too fresh this week. A shipment of fresh carrots intercepted by U.S. Customs and...

Drug-Smuggling Plane Crashes -- And Countries Squabble Over It

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

A small airplane reportedly carrying a ton of cocaine crashed into the Caribbean Sea as the Colombian air force tried to intercept it. Grainy, black-a...

Strangers With Candy: Drug Smuggling in China

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime
Dane Steele Green

Takuma Sakuragi, a 70-year-old Japanese politician infamous for his fiery, anti-Chinese rhetoric, is on trial for drug smuggling -- in China. No amount of diplomacy will adequately explain away the 3.3 kilograms, just a little over seven pounds, of methamphetamine in his luggage.

Consulate Worker Accused Of Bringing HUGE Amounts Of Cocaine Into U.S.

Buzzfeed | John Stanton | Posted 07.17.2014 | Crime

On the morning of April 25, Jose Moreno Serrano pulled his Dodge SUV into a border checkpoint in Arizona, ostensibly on his way to work at the Mexican...

WATCH: Couple Wins 'Free' Vacation, Unwittingly Become Drug Mules

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

"If it's too good to be true, it probably is," goes the old saying. Apparently that goes double for "free" vacations. Just ask an unnamed couple fr...

Yayo Submarine: Life and Death on a Cocaine-Smuggling Submersible

High Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
High Times

The idea that there are cocaine smugglers out there operating radar-eluding submarines full of contraband might lead one to believe that the drug trade has entered a new era of James Bond-like technological proficiency. The truth is, these boats would make Captain Bligh's vessel seem like a luxury cruise ship.

Caribbean Drug Trade Flourishes Under New Generation Of 'Cocaine Cowboys'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Tom Brown MIAMI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Caribbean is becoming a hot spot again for drug smuggling into the United States as a new g...

Baja Smugglers: Transporting News to the 18-34 Demographic on YouTube

Jesse Aizenstat | Posted 10.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Jesse Aizenstat

Young people don't watch the news. The common understanding is that young people like reality TV and mindless television dramas. But I think that network executives and media moguls simply haven't found the right way to relate to the 18-34 demographic.

50 POUNDS Of Pot Found In Pac-Man Machine: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.23.2013 | Weird News

No wonder Pac Man wants to eat everything. South Carolina man Luis Tyler, 40, was arrested last Tuesday and charged with trafficking marijuana afte...

He Put The Cocaine WHERE?

Posted 03.23.2013 | World

Now that's some booty. A man dressed as a woman was arrested at an airport in southern Brazil last week for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine in ...

WATCH: Record Meth Bust Worth $440 Million

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.28.2013 | World

Police intercepted a record amount of meth in Australia, estimating its worth at $440 million, the BBC reports. Authorities said in a press confere...

Man Caught With 100 Bags Of Heroin In Anus, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.25.2013 | Weird News

It's the type of achievement that won't make it into Guinness World Records: A New Jersey man has been arrested after New Jersey police allegedly foun...

Man Gets Meth-Stuffed Teddy Bear In Valentine's Package: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.12.2013 | Weird News

A teddy bear is a thoughtful gift for Valentine's Day -- unless it gets you arrested on drug charges. That's what authorities say happened to Lawre...

Drug Smugglers Try To Disguise Pot As Frozen Carrots

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.11.2013 | Crime

A drug smuggler's plans to make money sneaking marijuana into the United States went up in smoke after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials di...

A New Frontier in Terrorist Attacks?

Clara Beyler | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Clara Beyler

Should we expect women with bomb implants to be the next evolutionary step in 21st-century terrorism?

Drug Courier Asks Police For Written Excuse After Losing $20,000

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.06.2012 | Weird News

Growing up, many kids are told to find a police officer if they need help. It's a lesson Demarco Alonzo Thomas took to heart. Thomas was an alle...

10 Professors Behaving Badly

Posted 06.11.2012 | College

It's always best to pay attention to professors, but it's sometimes what they say and do outside of the classroom that attracts the most attention. ...

Housewife Faces Firing Squad Over $2.6 Million In Smuggled Cocaine

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.29.2012 | Crime

A British housewife faces the firing squad in Bali after she allegedly tried to smuggle $2.6 million worth of cocaine into Indonesia. Cops said Lin...

GAME OVER: Cops Find Cocaine In XBox 360

Posted 05.07.2012 | Crime

As if video games weren't addictive enough. Authorities in Texas arrested a man on Thursday after a routine traffic violation led to the discovery ...

LOOK: Do These Heroin Pellets Make My Stomach Look Fat?

Posted 03.21.2012 | Weird News

Want to get noticed for a rock-solid stomach? Try ingesting almost five pounds of heroin pellets. During a patdown, customs agents spotted a Niger...

Heroin Lollipops Seized At Florida Airport

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Crime

By Jane Sutton MIAMI, March 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Customs inspectors seized 172 lollipops with heroin hidden in their centers from a jit...