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Panama Papers: Winners and Losers

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not. The U.S. tax code is full of various tax loopholes which allow taxpayers to legally avoid paying taxes. ...

Rise in Armenians Arrested for Nuclear-Materials Smuggling Is Worrisome

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Arrests of Armenians who have crossed into neighboring Georgia to try to sell nuclear materials have increased the past two years, with the latest coming just two weeks ago.

I'm With Stupid: Setting Reasonable Limits for Your Turtles and Ducks

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.11.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

If you know me, you know that I'm a friend to all animals, including the ones I have no problem eating, which is most of them. I consider myself a cha...

Brazilian Man Hides In SUV's Gas Tank In Desperate Bid To Enter U.S.

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.05.2016 | Crime

A California man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle a Brazilian man into the U.S. from Mexico by hiding him inside an SUV's gas tank....

No More Turtles For Canadian Who Smuggled 38 In His Pants

Reuters | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.25.2016 | Weird News

TORONTO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - A Canadian man who smuggled 38 turtles in his pants has been given probation, a fine and has been banned from owning such ...

New Inmate Says She Doesn't Know How Pills Got Into Her Vagina

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Crime

It was an inside job. A woman allegedly caught with pills in her vagina told jailers she didn't know how they got there, the New York Daily News repor...

Research Paper: Turkey-ISIS Oil Trade

David L. Phillips | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
David L. Phillips

The sale of oil products by ISIS garners about $500 million/year. Allegations abound that Turks are engaged in oil trade with ISIS. Additionally, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family are allegedly implicated.

Legalization: Only Half the Answer

Rafael Salazar | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Rafael Salazar

The mass smuggling of cigarettes in Paraguay offers an important lesson for those looking to legalization as a panacea. Even with a product that can be bought legally and just about anywhere, smugglers are ready to cash in on price differences and more than a few smokers are willing to buy from them.

Granny Allegedly Smuggled Drugs In Her Vagina For Prisoner Son

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.10.2015 | Crime

A 62-year-old grandmother accused of smuggling drugs in her vagina to her prisoner son says a criminal made her do it. Linda Ethal Sheridan told a Can...

Man Caught with 51 Live Turtles In Pants Pleads Guilty To Smuggling

Associated Press | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.01.2015 | Crime

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man caught at a border crossing with 51 turtles taped to his body pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling or attempti...

The Way to Make our Prisons Less Porous? Stop Punishing Offending Guards

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 11.11.2015 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

Justice reform has led the public to believe that we need to focus on who's leaving our nation's correctional facilities. If the last few weeks prove anything, it's that the nation's prisons are porous; we need to worry about what's going in, not who's going out.

Egg McMuffin Smugglers Face Unhappy Meal In Court

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.10.2015 | Weird News

A British couple has been sentenced to prison after they were caught on surveillance video trying to smuggle a variety of items into a London-area pri...

Turkey's Refugee Problem

David L. Phillips | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
David L. Phillips

The EU should make funds for Turkey contingent on the government's performance, with benchmarks for integrating refugees into Turkish society. All of Europe, including Turkey, has a legal and moral responsibility to provide for war-torn victims. Rescue and resettlement are more noble that profiteering from human misery.

Monkey Business: When Mexico Tried to Buy a Gorilla on the Black Market

ADST | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
ADST

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Smuggler Allegedly Brings Weed-Stuffed Bible Into Jail

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Weird News

In pot she trusts. A South Carolina woman allegedly tried smuggling marijuana and tobacco into jail by hiding them inside a copy of the Bible, WSPA re...

Matt Sheehan

China Suspends Ivory Imports, But African Elephants Still In Danger Of Extinction

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

BEIJING -- China on Thursday suspended the import of ivory carvings for one year, marking a small step toward limiting the ivory demand that drives th...

Sophia Jones

All It Takes To Cross From Turkey To ISIS-Held Syria Is $25

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

KARKEMISH, Turkey -- If the three Brooklyn men arrested Wednesday on charges of aiding and plotting to join the Islamic State had boarded flights to T...

This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

Wolfgang Bauer | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Wolfgang Bauer

This is how a journalist who writes about human traffickers suddenly became a human trafficker himself.

Sophia Jones

A Syrian Student's Harrowing Journey Smuggled Through Eight Countries In Search Of Asylum

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- On a warm summer day in June last year, 21-year-old Soultan headed to his university campus in Damascus, where his classmates were being r...

Sleepless on 5th Avenue - iPhone 6 Buyers Appear to Be Trafficked Low-Wage Workers from New York's Chinatown

Heather White | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Heather White

It was surprising that more than 90% of the people in line for the new iPhone in New York, wearing warm jackets and sitting in portable chairs, were Chinese. They weren't Chinese tourists or Chinese-Americans, but the workers you often see doing the lowest-wage jobs in Chinatown.

The UN Strikes Back at ISIL's Black Economy

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

The UN Security Council dramatically escalated the conflict with al Qaeda splinter groups by passing UN Resolution 2170. This UN Security Council is the latest in a series of draconian UN Resolutions against terror groups pursuant to its responsibility of forgotten obligations.

37 Tons of David Victorson: A Tale of Ballsy Redemption

The Fix | Posted 09.22.2014 | Crime
The Fix

"In a time of universal deceit," George Orwell once said, "telling the truth is a revolutionary act." That maxim certainly applies to David Victorson's book, 37 Tons.

Appraising Ivory Is an Antiquated Idea

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ivory and the trinkets made from it are in high demand globally. So much so that despite restrictions on illegal poaching and trafficking, elephants are still being killed at a tremendous rate of 35,000 per year.

On Our First Ever World Wildlife Day, Let's Put an End to Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

John Kerry | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
John Kerry

You can do your part too. Do not buy suspicious goods. Do not buy ivory -- even small trinkets or jewelry. Turn down the offer to buy that tiger skin rug. Reject the shark fin soup. We can make a difference for ourselves, and for generations to come.

Tunisia's Donor Assistance Glossed Over Sectors Related to Economy

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

With Tunisia's new technocratic government taking office as caretaker, economic reform remains one of the legacy challenges since Ennahda won power in 2011.