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Drug Smuggling

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. Custom...

Venezuelan Vet Arrested For Allegedly Implanting Heroin In Puppies

AP | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested a Venezuelan veterinarian wanted by the U.S. for allegedly trafficking heroin by implanting it in puppies...

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.

$68 Million In Meth, Heroin Smuggled In Fish Shipment

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

SYDNEY (AP) — Two Canadian-Vietnamese dual citizens have been charged with smuggling heroin and methamphetamine worth 75 million Australian dollars ...

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 Mexica...

Passenger Had Cocaine-filled Meat

AP | Posted 04.07.2014 | Weird News

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport attempted to bring in more than seven pounds of cocaine — ...

Cocaine-Filled Condoms Were Destined For Vatican, Police Say

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weird News

BERLIN (AP) — The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows. German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine desti...

Major Drug Tunnel Found

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 11.01.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO -- SAN DIEGO (AP) — A tunnel designed to smuggle drugs from Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego was equipped with lighting, ventilation and an e...

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...

Young Women Interrogated For Alleged Drug Smuggling

AP | Posted 08.14.2013 | Latino Voices

LIMA, Peru -- Video has emerged showing two young women, one Irish and the other British, being nervously interrogated after their detention at Lima's...

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.

Arizona Woman Accused Of Drug Smuggling Freed From Mexico Jail


PHOENIX — The weeklong detention of an American woman after Mexican authorities said they found 12 pounds of marijuana under her bus seat illust...

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...

More Drugs In The Caribbean

AP | Posted 04.04.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A top U.S. State Department official says the Caribbean will likely see a surge in drug trafficking activity by 2015 as opera...

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...

Indonesia Sentences Brit To Death For Smuggling Cocaine Worth $2.5 Million

AP | FIRDIA LISNAWATI | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

BALI, Indonesia -- An Indonesian court sentenced a British grandmother to death on Tuesday for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million in her suitcase on...

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?

Mass Arrests In Mexican Meth Smuggling Scheme

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

SAN DIEGO — More than two dozen people were charged in what authorities said Friday was a window into an emerging Mexican drug cartel's efforts ...